In 1969 the Nebraska Soybean Association was founded. It became affiliated with the American Soybean Association in 1973.
ASA Presidents from Nebraska
Bart Ruth, Rising City, Neb., ASA president 2001-02
Steve Wellman, Syracuse, Neb., ASA president 2011-12
State Association Gallery
Registering at the second annual meeting of the Nebraska Soybean Association held in Lincoln in 1970 are (from left) Homer Fishwood of Humboldt, elevator manager at O. A. Cooper Feed Co.; Jack Cooper, a soybean grower from Humboldt; and Harold Smith from Auburn, a soybean grower who planted his first field of soybeans in 1928. Participants at the 1-day meeting were told the newest information on soybean varieties, management and production practices, and soybean harvest.
Officers of the newly formed Nebraska Soybean Association are (back row, from left) directors Emil J. Sobota; Warren Renter; Eugene Diers; and Arly Horst. In front are Edwin Damkroger, vice president; R. L. Wagner, president; and Wendell Starr, secretary-treasurer.