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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Research and promotion councils elect new representatives

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

CONTACT: Alauna Yust, MDA Communications
651-201-6629, alauna.yust@state.mn.us

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