Wellman passionate about ASA
Dean Adkins - Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:57:15 CST
(Syracuse, Nebraska)--It's one thing to have passion for something, it's sometimes another to translate that passion into action. Steve Wellman has no trouble with the passion part and he also has no trouble with the action.
Wellman farms about three miles south of Syracuse, Nebraska, and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the American Soybean Association, giving up his ASA presidential duties just last fall.
Steve and his wife, Susan, were married in 1985 and have enjoyed raising their two children: Sarah and Tyler. Sarah is a Nebraska Wesleyan grad and is currently working in Washington D.C. while Tyler is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Susan teaches Business at Syracuse High School.
The Wellmans live on a three-generation family farm started by Steve's grandpa Carl. They raise soybeans, corn and alfalfa along with tending to their crossbred Angus cow-calf herd. Steve's mother, Lois, still resides in Syracuse. As Steve is gone quite a bit tending to ASA business, he doesn't have to worry about the farm while away as he gets outstanding help from Seth Kruse.
Steve started his involvement at the grassroots level back in the 80's and he's worked himself up through various local and regional organizations along the way, ultimately setting his passion sites on the American Soybean Association where he works tirelessly to increase market opportunities and value for U.S. soybean farmers.
Some of the many issues the ASA is working on this year include looking to extend the biodiesel tax incentive past 2013, trade expansion, (specifically Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations), transportation and infrastructure, (including the inhibiting of barge traffic on the Mississippi River due to low water levels) and sustainability and biotechnology, as the ASA continues to push to meet U.S.and global demands for sustainable soy.
Steve would like to share more information on the American Soybean Association and the great work that's being done in 2013, so he invites you to check out his video below!
To learn more, go to www.soygrowers.com or call 402-269-3464.