For the last year, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has held the title of the largest soybean membership association in the country. MSGA has grown to over 4,000 members. The membership goal for Minnesota, set by the American Soybean Association (ASA), is 4,109 members by October 1. Because of membership expirations, MSGA is about 200 members short.
Recruiters across the state are working to connect with their neighbors and local businesses to communicate the value of membership.
“We are really working to make sure farmers and agri-businesses understand the value that MSGA brings,” says Veronica Bruckhoff, Minnesota Soybean Director of Industry Affairs and Membership. “It’s about having a voice in St. Paul and Washington on issues like B10 in Minnesota and the new farm bill in Washington. It’s important that we advocate for issues that are good for agriculture. But the value goes beyond policy, because we’re doing more in the area of producer education through statewide meetings and webinars.”
Signing up to be a member or renewing a membership is easier than ever thanks to updates made to the Minnesota Soybean website. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an MSGA membership.