The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has 42 organized county organizations. Each of these counties has events throughout the year to help promote and educate farmers and non-farmers about soybeans. For an organization to be truly grassroots, it needs the help of many. Organized MSGA counties provide a true boots-on-the-ground approach. The efforts of these counties are truly remarkable. Around the Counties highlights some of the many things our county boards are involved in throughout the year.
The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers spent the past week donating the FARMLAND film to all the area schools within Lincoln County. Through this donation, local growers could help promote agriculture and educate students about the life of a farmer. This film is now available at Walmart and on Netflix.
The Goodhue/North Wabasha Corn and Soybean Growers Association and Goodhue Pork Producers awarded seven scholarships to high school seniors from the area. Eric Hokanson was awarded $2,000 while Brittney Ryan, Hannah Eckblad, Maggie Mills and Haley Hinrichs were awarded $1,000.
Each student who received a scholarship will be pursuing a degree in agriculture. The student’s interests vary from agricultural engineering to animal science.
The Martin County Corn and Soybean Growers and Martin County Farm Bureau participated in an Ag in the Classroom event at Martin County West and Truman schools. Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Director Rochelle Krusemark presented in five classrooms about agriculture, her farm and different job opportunities within the industry.