Elections were held during the recent meeting of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance board of directors.
Serving as chairman of SAA is John Wray of Ottawa, Kansas. Wray previously has served as both treasurer and secretary for SAA.
New to the Executive Committee and serving as vice chair for SAA is Matt Bainbridge of Ethan, South Dakota. Set to return to the Executive Committee in the role of treasurer is George Martin of Nebo, Kentucky.
Also joining the Executive Committee will be Eugene Goering of Columbus, Nebraska in the role of secretary.
“The Soy Aquaculture Alliance is an organization that I have served for several years. I am looking forward to this new role as the chair of the organization,” Wray said.
“As a soybean farmer, I am committed to developing diverse markets for the products I grow. With the demand for global aquaculture increasing so rapidly, we are committed to meeting the increased demand for aquaculture feeds.”
SAA was developed to ensure a safe supply of affordable seafood for America and an abundant supply of the highest quality soybeans and soybean ingredients for the aquaculture feed industry.
Comprised of both private industry and a number of Qualified State Soybean Boards, SAA is working to make U.S. soybeans the most widely trusted and commonly used aquafeed ingredient.
“The Soy Aquaculture Alliance relies on strategic guidance from our volunteer board members, who represent both the U.S. soybean farmers and the aquaculture industry. By utilizing the expertise of this diverse board, we feel we can increase the demand for soy-based feeds necessary to produce seafood products for our ever growing population,” said Andy Tauer, SAA executive director.