The Delaware Soybean Board has named Danielle Bauer as executive director effective October 1, 2019.
The group helps coordinate the soybean industry in Delaware, which plants 180,000 acres of soybeans each year and generates approximately $60 million in value to the state.
"Danielle's dedication to the agriculture industry is commendable," stated Delaware Soybean Board Chair Cory Atkins. "The Board of Directors is excited to have someone with her knowledge and passion working with our soy farmers."
Danielle was previously with Thompson Ag Consulting as the programs and public relations director, where she worked with a variety of agricultural and natural resource organizations, gaining experience working with commodity groups and checkoff programs.
She is a graduate of LEAD Maryland, Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow, and completed the American Farm Bureau Federation's Communications Boot Camp.
"I believe strongly in the role our checkoff programs play in the success of our farmers," said Bauer. "We want to provide the best resources and services to our farmers, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to meet that mission every day."
Bauer replaces former executive director Susanne Zilberfarb, who served the Delaware Soybean Board as executive director for the last ten years and worked on communication projects during the decade prior.
"We want to acknowledge and thank Susanne for her hard work and commitment in building and growing DSB to what it is today," commented Cory Atkins, Delaware Soybean Board Chair. "Her initiatives have improved the soy community and we wish her well as she moves on to lead the Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation."