Minn. commodity councils elect new leadership

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Farm Forum

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Agriculture producers in Minnesota have elected new members to serve on the barley, corn and soybean commodity research and promotion councils. Each board membership position serves a three year term.

The councils play an important role in developing and promoting Minnesota farm products, including grains and meats. “Commodity council elections allow producers a say in how their check-off dollars are spent. It’s very important they take advantage of this opportunity and I want to thank all the candidates and producers who took the time to cast a ballot,” said Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Dave Frederickson.

2014 commodity council elections for barley, corn and soybean:

Barley Research and Promotion Council

Brian Lacey, Wendell

Corn Research and Promotion Council

District 1, 2 & 4 – Dwight Mork, Bellingham

District 7 – Richard Peterson, Mountain Lake

District 8 – Jerry Demmer, Clarks Grove

District 9 – Marty Amundson, Zumbrota

Soybean Research and Promotion Council

District 1, 2, & 3 – Drew Parsley, Warroad

District 4 – Patrick O’Leary, Benson

District 5 & 6 – Patrick Sullivan, Franklin

District 7 – Craig Bangasser, Garvin

District 8 – Rochelle Krusemark, Trimont