Nathan Eckel of Henry County runs Eckel Grain Farms and currently serves on the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees where he is chair of the Research Committee. He farms nearly 2000 acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. He earned a B.S. from The Ohio State University where he studied Agricultural Business and Applied Economics. In addition, Nathan is a co-owner of Eckel Cattle Company, raising 1200 head of cattle. He also sits on the board of directors for Luckey Farmers, Inc., serves as a 4-H advisor and is a member of Wood County Young Farmers and Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers.