MANKATO, MN – June 23, 2014- The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) board of directors has re-elected Redwood County farmer George Goblish of Vesta to lead the organization as its president. Goblish will serve his second one-year term as president.
Paul Freeman of Starbuck was elected vice president, Cole Trebesch of Springfield was tabbed to be the new treasurer, and Theresia Gillie of Hallock was elected secretary.
“I’m honored to be chosen to serve another term and appreciate the continuity that I believe it will build for the organization,” Goblish says. “We were successful in defending B10 legislation this past year as well as working on other issues for farmers including water quality issues, GMO labeling and tax issues to name a few. Going forward we’ll continue to be vigilant for issues that impact Minnesota soybean farmers. “I’m also pleased that we have a diverse board representing Minnesota farmers from the entire state so that the perspectives of producers from all regions can be taken into account.”
The MSGA works on behalf of it’s over 4,000 members to ensure that Minnesota farmers have a voice on issues affecting their ability to operate. The officers were elected at the MSGA meeting in Mankato on June 19.
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
MSGA is 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.
American Soybean Association
ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by over 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.
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