Communicating on behalf of and for the Missouri soybean farmer is more than a job description for Samantha Turner, Director of Communications for the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. Samantha works to shape the growing soybean industry and promote Missouri Soybeans and its vision. She is responsible for developing communications strategies and supporting the industry through content enhancing the soybean narrative.
Samantha grew up on her family’s generational row crop farm of corn and soybeans in the self-proclaimed Soybean Capital of the World, Norborne, Missouri. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from the University of Missouri – Columbia. After graduation, she returned to her alma mater to receive her master’s degree in agricultural leadership, communication and education. Prior to her work with Missouri Soybeans, Samantha worked for Clean Fuels Alliance American and Bayer.
Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, Sterling and Sutton, as well as her family, friends and church small group.