USMEF Mourns Passing of Soybean Industry Leader James Schriver

James E. Schriver 1941-2014

James E. Schriver

James E. “Jim” Schriver of Bluffton, Indiana, a longtime soybean industry leader and former USMEF Executive Committee member, passed away this week at the age of 73.

Schriver was born in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1964 with a degree in agricultural economics and rural sociology. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jayne, their three daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Schriver was known for his extraordinary dedication and significant contributions to the soybean industry. He was currently serving on the United Soybean Board and served as president of the Indiana Soybean Board in 2004 and 2005.

“Jim Schriver was an exceptionally strong advocate for agriculture and was especially active in promoting U.S. exports,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “We’ve lost a real leader in Jim, who touched so many lives through his decades of service to the industry.”

Memorials may be made to the Wells County 4-H Association and Farm Bureau Young Farmers Association. Online condolences may be submitted at