Minnesota Soybean’s management group earns regional award

Ag Management Solutions, the organization that oversees the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA), earned the Greater Mankato Growth’s 2022 Growing in the GreenSeam award.

“What we strive to do every day is to be better,” said AMS CEO Tom Slunecka, who accepted on behalf of the organization. “We strive to do more and push. Every year we try to push a little bit harder and make the client the star.”

Established in 2017, AMS is owned by MSR&PC and MSGA. It provides a highly skilled, dynamic workforce for small associations and small agriculture for-profit groups. AMS’ award-winning services include executive-level management; administration; accounting; marketing and communications; agronomy expertise; event planning; international marketing and more. In addition to Minnesota Soybean, AMS’ clients include: 40 Square Cooperative Solutions; the Ag Innovation Campus; Minnesota Wheat; Northern Soy Marketing; Plasma Blue; the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance; and TruSoya, among others.

“AMS does an excellent job of representing farmers and our roster of clients. It’s been really amazing to watch this team continue to grow over the past several years despite some pretty challenging circumstances,” said Minnesota farmer Cole Trebesch, an AMS board member who attended the event. “We’re all excited to watch our group continue to evolve.”

Minnesota Soybean has been headquartered in Mankato for decades. In April 2022, AMS moved into its new headquarters adjacent to Highway 14 on the eastern edge of Mankato. The building is undergoing an upgrade to accommodate more staff and outside groups for educational demonstrations and events. Construction is expected to be completed by 2024.

“We try to raise the bar at AMS,” Slunecka said. “This is an excellent example that if you push hard and drive hard, you’ll be recognized.”

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