The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized Joe Jobe, from Jefferson City, Mo., with its Special Meritorious Service Award at its annual awards banquet during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.
The Special Meritorious Service Award honors individuals who served the soybean industry above and beyond the ordinary.
Jobe, president of Rock House Advisors, is a recognized leader in the areas of energy, agriculture and environment. For nearly 20 years he’s worked in these areas, helping to shape and advance the industries.
Much of his work was with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), including 17 years as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. During his time there, Jobe grew NBB into a world-class organization that helped build the biodiesel industry into a continuously growing and competitive market.
Jobe has testified multiple times before Congress and given speeches in 10 countries. He’s appeared on national television and radio programs and been interviewed by major newspapers across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and Washington Post.
“Joe’s commitment and dedication helped build and grow a biodiesel industry that has benefited U.S. soybean farmers and many other agricultural stakeholders,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer from Roseville, Ill.
Jobe said he was honored and grateful for the recognition.
“ASA has always been a tremendous partner to the biodiesel industry and to me, and a highly effective advocate on behalf of the soybean farmers they serve,” he said. “As a farm boy myself, I’m proud to have worked in an area that benefits farmers. And I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to continue to work in an area where agriculture, energy and sustainability intersect. None of the successes that ASA is honoring me for would have happened without the hard work and commitment of ASA and America’s soybean farmers. Thank you.”