Strathcona, Minn., farmer ready to represent MN on national level
Jim Kukowski of Strathcona, Minn., was elected to represent Minnesota soybean farmers on the American Soybean Association (ASA) board.
Kukowski is now one of five Minnesota directors on the ASA board, which focuses primarily on agriculture policy development and implementation in Washington D.C. He will now be a voting delegate on these issues.
“I’m humbled to represent Minnesota on the national level,” Kukowski says. “There are many national issues affecting Minnesota soybean farmers. I’m ready to make sure those challenges and concerns are heard.”
Kukowski represents Roseau/Lake of the Woods Counties on the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) board. Kukowski was elected by his fellow board members to represent them on the ASA board.
“I was appointed by my county board to represent them on the Minnesota Soybean Growers board, who fights for ag-friendly legislation and policies in St. Paul,” Kukowski says. “Now, I’ll be a voice for Minnesota soybean farmers on a national stage, as well.”
Along with being an MSGA director, Kukowski has also been active with the Minnesota Canola Council, served on a Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers committee, served as director of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Board, and also worked with his county’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Roseau/Lake of the Woods County Corn & Soybean Growers are affiliated with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, a non-profit, farmer-controlled membership organization established in 1962. Its goal is to assure profitable soybean farming by influencing favorable ag legislation, monitoring government policies and supporting research and market development activities.