The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed two Iowa soybean farmers to serve as directors on the United Soybean Board (USB). Robb Ewoldt of Davenport and Brent Renner of Klemme will join the board of 77 farmer directors from across the country, five representing Iowa. They will accept their appointments at a confirmation hearing in December.

Ewoldt will complete a three-year term, while Renner’s one-year appointment fills a vacancy left by the passing of former USB Director Tom Oswald of Cleghorn earlier this year. Renner has served on the Iowa Soybean Association board since 2017.

Ewoldt and Renner join April Hemmes of Hampton, Lindsay Greiner of Keota and Tim Bardole of Rippey as Iowa soybean farmers serving as USB directors.

Farmer leadership on the USB represents all U.S. soybean growers with oversight of national soybean checkoff dollars that support research, market development and promotional efforts to boost farmer profitability and opportunities.