THE BOARD of directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Neal Bredehoeft from Alma, Mo., as president, and Ron Heck, from Perry, Iowa, as chairman. Board members also elected Bob Metz from West Browns Valley, S.D., to serve as first vice president, an office that places Metz in line to be ASA president next year. Also elected were Bob Rikli, Murdock, Neb., secretary, and Ed Hegland, Appleton, Minn., treasurer.
Four vice presidents were elected: Johnny Dodson from Dyersburg, Tenn.; John Hoffman from Waterloo, Iowa; Gary Joachim from Claremont, Minn.; and Richard Ostlie from Northwood, N.D.
Following the elections, committee assignments were announced. Metz is chairman of the public affairs committee. Committee members include Johnny Dodson (Tenn.), Doug Hartz (Ark.), and Danny Murphy (Miss.) The membership services and corporate relations committee includes Charles Cannatella (La.) and John Cooper (Ark.). Members of the finance committee includes John Cooper (Ark.) and Doug Hartz (Ark.).