Standing Committees

Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for establishing export promotion priorities, evaluating promotion projects, and recommending funding levels to implement such projects.

Bob Henry (KS), Chair
Ron Moore (IL), Vice Chair

Animal Utilization

  • Jim Miller (NE), Chair
  • John Heisdorffer (IA)
  • Lance Peterson (MN)

Human/Industrial Utilization

  • Bret Davis (OH), Chair
  • Cory Devillier (LA)
  • Matt McCrate (MO)
  • Wyatt Whitford (NC)

  • Mark Jackson (IA), Chair
  • Alan Kemper (IN)
  • Sam Butler (AL)
  • John Rivers (SC)

Industry Relations

  • Todd Du Mond (NY), Chair
  • Ed Erickson, Jr. (ND)
  • Kevin Scott (SD)
  • Richard Wilkins (Mid-Atl.)

Membership and Corporate Relations Committee

This committee is responsible for establishing membership priorities, evaluating member recruitment and retention programs and member services, recommending funding levels to implement such projects, coordinating state and national member development programs, ASA communication programs, corporate relations, and overall ASA state relations functions.

Bob Worth (MN), Chair

  • Jim Andrew (IA)
  • Ron Bunjer (MN)
  • Dean Campbell (IL)
  • Walter Godwin (GA/FL)
  • Gerry Hayden (KY)
  • Dave Poppens (SD)
  • Tom Raffety (MO)
  • Dan Roe (WI)
  • Jeff Sollars (OH)

Public Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for reviewing Delegate Policy Resolutions, establishing policy priorities, evaluating policy and governmental affairs efforts, recommending funding levels to implement such projects, and coordinating state and national policy issues.

Ray Gaesser (IA), Chair

Crop Insurance

  • John Steinkamp (IN), Chair
  • Ted Glaub (AR)
  • Dennis Bogaards (IA)
  • Kevin Hoyer (WI)
  • Matt Stutzman (MI)


  • Davie Stephens (KY), Chair
  • Steve Wellman (NE)
  • Bruce Hall (VA)
  • Eric Maupin (TN)
  • Lawrence Sukalski (MN)

  • Bill Gordon (MN), Chair
  • Mike Cunningham (IL)
  • Mark Huston (Canada)
  • Robert Ross (OK)
  • Jerry Bambauer (OH)

Finance and Administrative Services Committee

This Committee is responsible for advising the Board on business and fiscal affairs, monitoring available funding, and recommending to the Board budget requests for the Board’s committees.

Richard Wilkins (Mid-Atl.),  Chair

  • Jim Andrew (IA)
  • Ron Bunjer (MN)
  • Ron Moore (IL)
  • Ted Glaub (AR)
  • Jim Miller (NE)
  • Jeff Sollars (OH)

Communications Committee
The new ASA Communications Committee is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the quality and continuity of ASA member, industry and external communications. The Communications Committee also provides farmer feedback on the strategic direction of ASA’s communications.

Kevin Hoyer (WI), Chair

  • Dennis Bogaards (IA)
  • Sam Butler (AL)
  • Ed Erickson, Jr. (ND)

  • Gerry Hayden (KY)
  • Mark Huston (Canada)
  • Bob Worth (MN)
Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the mission and vision of the American Soybean Association. It is responsible for recommending strategies to the Executive Committee relative to long-term issues and opportunities.
Audit Committee
The Audit Committee recommends to the Board the selection or confirmation of the auditor, receives the auditor’s reports, monitors progress or improvements recommended by the auditor and reports annually to the Board of Directors.
Nominating Committee
This committee presents nominations for the officers to be elected at the ASA annual meeting. Additional nominations may be made by any Director at the meeting.
Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee annually reviews the ASA bylaws to ensure they are current, relevant and meet the needs of the Association to function as a viable, legal organization in attaining its goals. The Committee makes recommended amendment changes for Board approval.
Biotech Working Group Committee
  • Ray Gaesser (IA)- Chair
  • Wade Cowan (TX)
  • Joe Steinkamp (IN)
  • Danny Murphy (MS)
  • Steve Wellman (NE)
  • Wyatt Whitford (NC)
  • Richard Wilkins (DE)