The Polk County Soybean/Corn growers held their annual reorganizational meeting in Red Lake Falls Feb. 13.

    The Board thanked outgoing President Wayne Olson of Fosston, Minn., for serving as county president this past year.  Kevin Krueger of East Grand Forks was elected to take Olson’s president position.  Krueger said he is happy to serve as president for the county association, and is looking forward to continue working to promote soybeans and corn in the county.

    Mike Enright from Crookston was elected to serve as the new county Vice President. Rick Roed of Fosston will continue to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer and Mike Skaug of Beltrami will continue to serve as the state Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) board of director. Olson will serve as Polk County’s membership chair. MSGA At-Large Director Trevore Brekken from Crookston was appointed to the county board and serves as an At-Large State Soybean Delegate for the county board and Bill Craig from Warren is the county’s plot coordinator.  John Swanson was appointed to the county board and serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

    The Polk County Soybean & Corn Growers Association is affiliated with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), which oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of approximately 25,000 farmers in Minnesota. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.

    With nearly 7,000 members, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is one of the largest grassroots farm organizations in the United States. Working in close partnership with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, MCGA identifies and promotes opportunities for Minnesota’s 24,000 corn farmers while building connections with the non-farming public. We accomplish this by investing in third-party research that focuses on water quality and soil health, targeted consumer outreach, developing new uses for corn and working to add value to every bushel of corn grown in Minnesota.