MN research and promotion councils elect new representatives

Farm Forum

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Agriculture producers in Minnesota have elected new board members to serve on five commodity research and promotion councils. The councils play an important role in coordinating the ongoing development of farm products, such as grains and meats. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commissioner Dave Frederickson expressed his appreciation of producers who participated in the elections.

“Through commodity council elections, producers have a say in how their check-off dollars are spent. It’s very important that they take advantage of this opportunity and I want to thank all the candidates and producers who took the time to participate in these elections.”

Board members will serve three-year terms.

Barley Research and Promotion Council

Mike Friederichs, Wilkin

Robert Rynning, Kittson

Beef Research and Promotion Council

District 4 – Kami Schoenfeld, Lac Qui Parle

District 5 – John Schafer, Sibley

District 6 –Duane Munsterteiger, Kanabec

District 7 – Mark Malecek, Redwood

District 9 – Katie Brenny, Goodhue

Area II Potato Research & Promotion Council

Pete Ewing, Sherburne

Frank Kasowski, Sherburne

Gary Kiffmeyer, Sherburne

Rick Schlichting, Benton

Soybean Research and Promotion Council

District 4 – Paul Dahlseng, Wilkin

Districts 5 & 6 – Joe R. Serbus, Renville

District 7 – Gene Stoel, Murray

District 8 – Keith Schrader, Rice

District 9 – Rob Hanks, Fillmore

Corn Research and Promotion Council

Districts 3, 5 & 6 – Chad Willis, Kandiyohi

District 7 – George Goblish, Redwood

District 8 –Gary Prescher, Faribault