Oct 23, 2023
Washington, D.C. Oct. 23, 2023. The American Soybean Association is pleased to announce an addition to its Washington, D.C.-based advocacy staff. Joe Prosser joins ASA Oct. 25 in a newly created policy manager role, one of two that will be filled this fall. Prosser and the second manager will round out the policy team, led by Executive Director of Government Affairs Christy Seyfert and including three directors of government affairs.
Prosser grew up in the suburbs of Omaha, Nebraska, and worked during harvest and planting seasons—and, he says, “any time in between I could get down there,”—on his family's wheat and soybean farm in Larned, Kansas. It was there he developed an appreciation for agriculture and helping others understand where food and agricultural products come from.
Seyfert said Prosser was a standout candidate, commenting, “We were impressed by Joe’s experience on the Hill specific to agriculture and enthusiasm for joining ASA and representing soybean farmers. We know he will be a great addition to our D.C. policy team.”
ASA advocates on policy issues ranging from farm policy and biofuels to trade, conservation, biotechnology, animal ag, tax law, regulatory decisions affecting crop protection and more—issues that impact the livelihoods of U.S. soybean farmers across some 30 major soy states. The policy managers will contribute to policy development and advocacy execution, collaborate across ASA functions to provide team support, and build relationships with ASA’s diverse stakeholders.
Prior to accepting the position with ASA, Prosser worked as a legislative assistant for agriculture and financial services for Congressman John Duarte (R-CA), legislative correspondent for Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) covering agriculture, energy, environment and cryptocurrency, and he interned with Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS). Prosser earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Kansas State University with a minor in political science.