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MSR&PC welcomes new directors in recent election

MSR&PC welcomes new directors in recent election

By Scout Nelson

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is excited to announce the election and reelection of five grower leaders to its board of directors. This board plays a crucial role in directing soybean checkoff dollars to bolster profitability for Minnesota soybean farmers, focusing on research, promotion, and education.

The newly elected to the MSR&PC board are Corey Hanson, who will represent Districts 1, 2, and 3, and Joel Schreurs, representing District 7. Hanson takes over from Kris Folland, who completed nine years of service, while Schreurs fills the vacancy left by Jim Willers after 21 years.

Gail Donkers, MSR&PC vice chair and election chair, expressed enthusiasm about the new directors, praising the outgoing members for their dedication and service.

Both Hanson and Schreurs are not new to leadership within the soybean community, having served on the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) board. Schreurs also represents the council on the U.S. Soybean Export Council, showcasing his broad involvement in the industry.

Hanson, who operates a diversified farm growing soybean, corn, and alfalfa and runs a cow/calf operation, is also the president of the Norman County Corn & Soybean Growers Board. He is committed to educating local farmers about the benefits and distinctions of the MSGA and MSR&PC.

Reelected to the board are Paul Freeman, representing District 4; Cole Trebesch, from District 8; and Ben Storm, the director for District 9. Trebesch noted the collaborative spirit of MSR&PC and MSGA, while Storm, speaking to Soybean Business magazine, shared his excitement about continuing impactful projects started in his earlier terms.

Administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the election saw participation from over 3,700 Minnesota farmers. The newly elected and returning directors will start their three-year terms on July 1.

The soybean checkoff program in Minnesota, a federally mandated national program, has significantly impacted the farm economy for over fifty years. The program strategically divides funds between state initiatives and national efforts managed by the United Soybean Board to build new markets and address agronomic issues.

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