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WSMB re-elects Mullooly, Bensend and Gibbs

Categories: WSMB, WSPPublished On: September 20, 20231.3 min read

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The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) has elected its executive officers for FY24. As the steward of Wisconsin soybean checkoff dollars, WSMB is committed to wisely investing checkoff dollars to improve the Wisconsin – and United States – soybean industry landscape. 

Returning as president, Patrick Mullooly, of Clinton, will continue to lead WSMB in their efforts to ensure the state’s soybean farmers have the tools, markets and research needed to succeed. 

“It’s an exciting time for WSMB and the Wisconsin Soybean Program,” Mullooly said. “Our relationship with Ag Management Solutions has taken us to new levels and it’s exciting to see where we’re going and following through to get there.” 

Andy Bensend, of Dallas, will remain vice president with Jonathan Gibbs, who farms near Fox Lake, returning as secretary/treasurer.  

An elected, farmer-led board, WSMB represents Wisconsin’s nearly 14,000 soybean growers and focuses on investments in three key areas: production research, market development and new uses. WSMB was first established in 1983 as part of the Wisconsin soybean checkoff, about 10 years before the introduction of the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act and Order. While the checkoff program has changed, the mission has remained the same: to put farmers in a positive light while increasing soybean profitability. 

“Our seven-man board is a great group of guys that push each other, and it’s exciting for me to lead them,” Mullooly said. “This coming year, I’m excited for our See for Yourself program within the state of Wisconsin so that our marketing board members can learn a little bit more about the soybean industry in Wisconsin.”