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About MSGA

Fighting for soybean farmers 365 days a year

Established by soybean farmers in 1962, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is a non-profit, farmer-controlled advocacy organization that works on behalf of soybean farmers to ensure their freedom to operate is protected, and their profitability will thrive.

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Some of the most important decisions about the future of your farming operation are being made by people who have never set foot on a farm…

Sobering thought huh? Make sure your voice is heard in St. Paul and Washington D.C.

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) monitors government policies to improve the profitability of soybean farmers throughout the state. Simply put, MSGA looks out for the best interest of soybean farmers in St. Paul and Washington, D.C.

Investment in MSGA helps put boots on the ground and in front of policy makers year-round to ensure Minnesota’s soybean farmers have a voice in decisions that affect their freedom to operate and their profitability.

 

What we do

Advocate on behalf of Minnesota soybean farmers

Fight for designated ag-based funding

Promote new markets and uses

Minnesota Soybean staff

Two organizations serving Minnesota’s soybean farmers.

Joe Smentek
  • Executive

Joe Smentek
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Executive Director
Melinda Roberts

Melinda Roberts

  • Executive

Melinda Roberts
Executive Assistant
Tom Slunecka

Tom Slunecka

  • Executive

Tom Slunecka
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Youngerberg

Mike Youngerberg

  • Field Services

Mike Youngerberg
Senior Director of Product Development & Commercialization
  • Finance

Adam Sorensen
Staff Grant Accountant
  • Finance

Beth Roemhildt
Finance Assistant
Scott Miller

Scott Miller

  • Finance

Scott Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Sara Hewitt

Sara Hewitt

  • Industry Relations

Sara Hewitt
Manager of Brand Development and Events
Kim Nill

Kim Nill, Minnesota Soybean director of market development

  • Market Development

Kim Nill
Director of Market Development
David Kee

David Kee, Minnesota Soybean director of research

  • Research Programs

David Kee
Director of Research
Jodie Arndt

Jodie Arndt

  • Membership

Jodie Arndt
Membership Manager
  • Communications

Shane Frederick
Communications Manager
  • Communications

Kaelyn Platz
Communications Project Manager
  • Communications

Sam Johnson
County Communications Manager
  • Communications

Katelyn Blackwelder
Communications Project Manager
Lorri Ann Hartel

Lorri Ann Hartel

  • Communications

Lorri Ann Hartel
Communications Contractor
Drew Lyon

Drew Lyon

  • Communications

Drew Lyon
Senior Manager of Communications
Kristeena Patsche

Kristeena Patsche

  • Communications

Kristeena Thisius
Manager of Digital Engagement
Doug Monson

Doug Monson

  • Communications

Doug Monson
Senior Director of Communications

Corporate Office

Address

151 Saint Andrews Court
Suite 710
Mankato, MN 56001

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Careers

Minnesota Soybean employees are passionate about agriculture, talented in their fields, and dedicated to the success of our farmer-led organizations. Currently, we have no job openings.