Welcome to Minnesota Soybean
Welcome to Minnesota Soybean! We're very proud to tell you that Minnesota's soybean farmers not only feed the world, they also grow a crop that is used to make innovative "green" products that help protect the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Minnesota's soybean farmers are also knowledgeable, respectful stewards of the land they live and raise their families on. They are business men and women who continually strive to adopt new technologies and practices that will protect and preserve Minnesota's treasured natural resources, while producing a safe and abundant food supply. Collectively known as Minnesota Soybean, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) are two very distinct and different organizations that work together toward a common goal - to increase the profitability of Minnesota's soybean farmers.
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MN Ag Expo 2014
The 2014 MN Ag Expo is just around the corner. MN Ag EXPO brings together Minnesota's top corn and soybean producers, as well as researchers, ag media and agribusiness representatives for two days of educational opportunities, grassroots policy development and networking. To register, view the Jan. 8 and Jan 9. agenda or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit the Mn Ag Expo website.
Minnesota Farmer Elected Chair United Soybean Board
Lac Qui Parle County farmer Jim Call is the newly elected chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB). Call was elected during the Dec. 5 USB directors meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
“It’s always gratifying when you get the support of the board and get elected,” Call says. He has served on the USB for seven years and as an MSR&PC director since 1999. Call succeeds Jim Stillman of Iowa as USB chair.
Call operates a family farm near Madison, Minn., with his wife and two sons, and serves as a Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) director. Call will now chair the USB, a national board made up of 70 farmer-directors from across the nation. The board oversees national soy checkoff investments to maximize soybean profitability. Prior to becoming chair, Call had served as vice chair and leader of the strategic management committee.
Lake Benton Farmer Re-elected VP for American Soybean Association
Lake Benton farmer Bob Worth will help to lead the nation’s soybean growers. Worth was re-elected by members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) to the position of vice president at the ASA board meeting in St. Louis, Mo., on December 4. Worth, along with his wife and son, raise soybeans, corn and spring wheat on their Lincoln County farm.
Worth has served on the MSGA board since 2003. He was selected as the 2003 ASA Young Leader before becoming vice president of MSGA in 2004. In 2005 he was elected MSGA president and served two terms until 2007. That year he was elected to serve on the ASA board of directors. Worth serves as ASA vice president and sits on the executive committee. He has served on ASA's Membership & Corporate Relations committee, including chair in 2012-13. He has also served on Transportation, Commodity Classic, Strategic Planning, Audit and Communications committees.
Biodiesel in Minnesota
Minnesota is one of the nation's leaders in biodiesel. Made from renewable resources like soybean oil, biodiesel is the only fuel recognized by the EPA as an Advanced Biofuel. Biodiesel not only provides power and performance, it also helps us all breathe easier. To learn more about biodiesel, click here, or visit www.biodiesel.mn
U of M's 2013 Soybean Variety Performance Trials released
The results of the 2013, Public and Private Soybean Variety Performance Trials have been released. To view the summation, click here.
Why be an MSGA member?
Check out the new MSGA membership video on YouTube. Find out why your fellow farmers have made the commitment. Click here to watch for yourself!
MSGA Membership Corner
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