In 1968 the Alabama Soybean Association was founded and affiliated with the American Soybean Association. It later added corn to its name.
ASA Presidents from Alabama
B. B. Spratling, Jr., Roba, Ala., ASA president 1982-83
State Association Gallery
Soybeans and their increasing importance in Alabama agriculture was the topic of conversation of these four men who were in a huddle at the recent meeting of soybean producers who are organizing a state association. From left, they are County Extension Chairman L. C. Alsobrook, Selma; Ralph Jones, associate director of the Auburn University Extension Service; Dean Bond, extension soybean specialist; and John Stephens of the American Soybean Association.
More than 75 soybean producers and extension service personnel met in Selma recently and voted to form an Alabama Soybean Association. A steering committee which will draft a proposed constitution and bylaws for the new group was selected and is composed of (seated, from left) Leo Hollinger, Camden; W. M. Brown, Atmore; J. C. Claborn, Courtland; (standing) Cecil W. Langley, Munford; and W. D. Rutland, Fitzpatrick.
Shown are the Alabama Soybean Association directors participating in the Soybean Tour. (From left to right) B. B. Spratling, Jr.; Ralph Martin, I. D. McClurkin; D. L Martin Jr. Bubba Rutland Jr., Durrell Smelser, and Richard H. Arrington, assistant to the vice president of Southern Railway System.
In 1969, discussing the soybean export program at a recent meeting in Montgomery, Ala., are from left, Harris H. Barnes, American Soybean Association president; Ralph Martin, Alabama Soybean Association vice president from Catherine, Ala., and Cecil Langley of Munford, secretary of the Alabama Soybean Association.