The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board recognized David Walt of Dumas with the Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award at the 2012 Arkansas Soybean Research Summit in Forrest City, Arkansas on Tuesday December 4th.

The Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award is given to an Arkansas soybean farmer who has made significant contributions to the soybean industry.

Walt, a longtime soybean farmer in Desha County, served on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion board for 16 years, including a term as chairman. He has been a member of the Arkansas Soybean Association for 27 years and has served his community for over 40 years.

“The greatest opportunity I was given was the appointment to serve for 16 years on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. I am truly amazed at what this distinguished group of farmers has been able to accomplish over the years to advance the profitability of soybeans,” said Walt.

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas.

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