Agriculture and education have always been a large part of Dale Busch’s career and life from teaching high school agriculture to helping farmers and educating consumers.
Although Busch isn’t a soybean producer, he did grow up on a farm where their crops were fed to livestock. He is a member of Watonwan County Corn & Soybean Growers Association. Busch previously worked for the Minnesota Corn Growers as a regional representative.
“I joined for the education piece and to learn more about the farmers I worked with, and to stay in tune with what was happening,” Busch says. “Being a member makes you and the organization more powerful, whether it’s in St. Paul or Washington D.C. It is the ability to know that when the farmers I worked for were in the field planting, spraying, or harvesting, there was someone on top of the issues and challenges.”
Busch encourages members to become active in their county organizations.
“Get acquainted with your county board, help at the county fair or at another county event,” he says. “Working boards accomplishes things. When you can find that younger member, who despite having a busy schedule wants to be involved, that’s a real find.”
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is the nation’s largest soybean association because farmers and agribusinesses have recognized the value MSGA membership brings. ‘Faces of MSGA’ recognizes those members who actively promote Minnesota’s soybean industry.