About MSGA

Fighting for soybean farmers 365 days a year

Established by soybean farmers in 1962, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is a non-profit, farmer-controlled advocacy organization that works on behalf of soybean farmers to ensure their freedom to operate is protected, and their profitability will thrive.

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Some of the most important decisions about the future of your farming operation are being made by people who have never set foot on a farm…

Sobering thought huh? Make sure your voice is heard in St. Paul and Washington D.C.

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) monitors government policies, supports research activities and market development activities to improve the profitability of soybean farmers throughout the state. Simply put, MSGA looks out for the best interest of soybean farmers in St. Paul and Washington D.C.

Investment in MSGA helps put boots on the ground and in front of policy makers year-round to ensure Minnesota’s soybean farmers have a voice in decisions that affect their freedom to operate and their profitability.

What we do

Advocating on behalf of Minnesota soybean farmers

Supporting research activities

Market development activities

Minnesota Soybean staff

Two organizations serving Minnesota’s soybean farmers.

Joe Smentek

Joe Smentek was recently promoted to executive director of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

  • Executive

Joe Smentek
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Executive Director
Melinda Roberts

Melinda Roberts

  • Executive

Melinda Roberts
Executive Assistant
Tom Slunecka

Tom Slunecka

  • Executive

Tom Slunecka
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Youngerberg

Mike Youngerberg

  • Field Services

Mike Youngerberg
Senior Director of Product Development & Commercialization
Kristine Eustice

Kristine Eustice

  • Finance

Kristine Eustice
Senior Accountant
Scott Miller

Scott Miller

  • Finance

Scott Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Sara Hewitt

Sara Hewitt

  • Industry Relations

Sara Hewitt
Manager of Industry Relations
  • Marketing

Sam Johnson
Regional Project Manager
  • Marketing

Katelyn Blackwelder
Regional Project Manager
  • Marketing

Shannon Bjorklund
Regional Project Manager
Lorri Ann Hartel

Lorri Ann Hartel

  • Marketing

Lorri Ann Hartel
Prairie Ag Comm. for Minnesota Soybean
Cathy Riley

Cathy Riley

  • Marketing

Cathy Riley
Director of Marketing
Kim Nill

Kim Nill, Minnesota Soybean director of market development

  • Market Development

Kim Nill
Director of Market Development
David Kee

David Kee, Minnesota Soybean director of research

  • Research Programs

David Kee
Director of Research
  • Operations Staff

Beth Roemhildt
Administrative Assistant
Jodie Arndt

Jodie Arndt

  • Operations Staff

Jodie Arndt
Administrative Assistant
  • Operations Staff

Paula Vollmer
Office Coordinator
Drew Lyon

Drew Lyon

  • Public Relations

Drew Lyon
Communications Manager
Kristeena Patsche

Kristeena Patsche

  • Public Relations

Kristeena Thisius
Social Media Manager
Doug Monson

Doug Monson

  • Public Relations

Doug Monson
Director of Public Relations

Corporate Office

Address

151 Saint Andrews Court
Suite 710
Mankato, MN 56001

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Careers

Minnesota Soybean employees are passionate about agriculture, talented in their fields, and dedicated to the success of our farmer-led organizations. Currently, we are seeking:

Public Relations Intern