The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board revealed on Monday, Dec. 19, that Dustin Henson of Paragould has been appointed by the United States Department of Agriculture to a three-year term on the United Soybean Board.
“Dustin’s appointment to the United Soybean Board is great news for Arkansas soybean producers,” Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Chair John Freeman said. “He will ensure our priorities are heard on a national level.”
According to the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Henson will join 76 other farmer-leaders from 29 states and the Eastern and Western regions, represented proportionally by the number of bushels produced in the region. All members are soybean farmers who have been nominated by a Qualified State Soybean Board.
“I consider it an honor to be appointed to the United Soybean Board,” Henson said in the announcement. “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 is monumental for producers across the States.”