December 7, 2023
The United Soybean Board has chosen Lucas Lentsch (pictured) to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer starting January 1st.
USB’s board of farmer-leaders, representing more than 30 states, ratified the decision at its board meeting this week.
The former South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture currently serves on the Dairy Management Inc. leadership team, which manages the national dairy checkoff.
Meagan Kaiser, outgoing chair of the United Soybean Board and CEO Selection Committee Chair, says Lentsch is the right leader, at the right time, to continue the meaningful work of the soy checkoff. She says Lentsch has deep agricultural roots, and comprehensive experience across the farm-to-food value chain.
Lentsch will relocate to the United Soybean Board’s headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri.