The Kansas Soybean Commission filled a vacancy and elected its 2016-2017 officers during its Aug. 11 meeting in Topeka.
Earlier this year, James Zwonitzer of Atchison County and Mike Bellar of Elk County were re-elected in districts 7 and 9, respectively. The commissioners reappointed Bob Haselwood of Shawnee County to represent District 8.
They also conducted their annual officer elections. Kurt Maurath of Logan County will serve as chairman, with Lance Rezac of Pottawatomie County as vice chairman. Bellar was elected secretary, and Haselwood, treasurer.
The remaining commissioners are Ron Ohlde of Washington County; Kent Romine, Barton County; Dennis Gruenbacher, Sedgwick County; and Jerry Jeschke, Doniphan County.
Craig Gigstad, Jefferson County, who serves with Haselwood and Ohlde on the national United Soybean Board, is an ex officio, nonvoting counselor to the commission.