When it comes to having a passion for farming, Nate Braun has just that. Braun was the kid who kicked and screamed when going on the school bus because he wanted to stay home and farm with his family. His two daughters, Harper (5) and Dawson (2), show the same passion, especially when it comes to the baby pigs and riding in the equipment.
Nate and his wife, Jackie, live in Le Sueur County and their family farming operation consists of six family members.
While being active on the county board, Braun’s favorite part is organizing and helping future leaders and agriculture advocates.
“The scholarship program is very important because farming is not all about production,” he says. “Individuals need to be educated on the business portion of the operation to truly be successful, and receiving a scholarship can help individuals receive that priceless education.”
The work that Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) does is also priceless, Braun says.
“Not all of the work that MSGA advocates for solely helps the farmer,” he says. “They advocate for road laws to keep everyone safe when equipment is on the roads, chemical uses, protection of our wildlife and much more.”
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.