Brandon Wipf

Huron, SD

Brandon R. Wipf, a farmer from Huron, S.D., began serving on the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors in Dec. 2017. He also serves on ASA's Biodiesel and Infrastructure advocacy team. Wipf, along with his parents, Nolan and Lesa, manage 1200 acres of soybeans annually, in addition to corn and wheat. The addition of alfalfa and grass hay, as well as management of conservation acres, has become a focus since Wipf returned to the family farm.

Wipf joined the South Dakota Soybean Association in 2014, after completing the ASA/DuPont Young Leader program. He credits this and other leadership development programs in which he has participated, as well as mentors on the state and national level, for his continued interest in policy and leadership.

Wipf holds a degree in engineering from Dordt College. He also has advanced training in several musical disciplines, and writes for a number of local, state and national publications. He shares a home with Mandy, his wife, who is an engineer for the Dept. of Energy and former Air Force officer; and Sarge, their dog.