Dustin Henson of Paragould has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the United Soybean Board (USB). Henson will represent Arkansas during a three-year term as a newly appointed farmer-leader on the board.
“Dustin’s appointment to the United Soybean Board is great news for Arkansas soybean producers,” said Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Chair John Freeman. “He will ensure our priorities are heard on a national level.”
Henson is one of 77 volunteer farmer-leaders serving USB, which is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. A total of 29 states, in addition to the eastern and western regions, are represented by the board members.
The number of seats on the board is determined based on bushels produced in their region. Members of the board must be soybean farmers nominated by a Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB).
“I consider it an honor to be appointed to the United Soybean Board,” Henson said. “I am looking forward to being a part of this board with the goal of improving the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry, not only for Arkansas but for all of the United States. As a third-generation farmer, I realize making a difference in such areas are monumental for producers across the states.”