Vanessa Kummer currently serves as the Chair for the United Soybean Board.  Vanessa, her husband, Paul, and son and daughter-in-law, Blaine and Megan, raise soybeans, corn, wheat and sugar beets on their family farm near Colfax, N.D.  Their daughter, Rachael, teaches math in Denver, Col.  This is Vanessa’s ninth year as a USB director.   She most recently served one year as USB vice chair, Global Opportunities Program chair and team lead of the USB Strategic Planning Team. Vanessa’s previous board leadership experience includes two years as Communications Program chair, chair of the International Marketing Growth Market Subcommittee and team lead for the Select Yield & Quality Initiative.   She has also been a member of the Biotechnology Initiative Leadership Team, International Marketing Committee, Competitiveness Committee, Production Committee, Audit & Evaluation Committee and Soy 2020 Advisory Group. Vanessa served as president of the North Dakota Soybean Growers