National Biodiesel Board News

Cindy Zimmerman

biodiesel board Brinkman The National Biodiesel Board re-elected it’s entire slate of officers for “what promises to be a period of intense growth in production and sales,” according to the organization news release. Darryl Brinkmann, a farmer from Carlyle, IL who has been on the board since 1998, will continue to serve as chairman of the association. Brinkman represents the American Soybean Association on the board. Other officers re-elected are Fred Wellons, Vice Chairman, representing Baker Commodities, a biodiesel supplier based in Los Angeles, CA; Gary Haer, Secretary, representing West Central, a biodiesel supplier based in Ralston, Iowa; Jerry Osterholt, Treasurer, a farmer from Roanoke, Indiana representing the Indiana Soybean Board. Additionally, two other farmers became newly elected board members. Robert Stobaugh, a farmer representing the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, and Ed Hegland, a Minnesota farmer representing the state’s Soybean Research & Promotion Council, joined the Governing Board. A soybean farmer from Nebraska, Richard Prascher, retired from the board.