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Board Members

Board members* from counties throughout the state represent the voices of Minnesota soybean growers to advocate for government policies and support research that helps improve the profitability of soybean farmers.

*Asterisk by name identifies governing board members.

Jim Jirava
  • Becker/Mahnomen

Ogema, MN
Earl Ziegler
  • Blue Earth

Good Thunder, MN
Steve Commerford
  • Brown

New Ulm, MN
Kurt Krueger
  • Clay/Wilkin

Rothsay, MN
Keith Nelsen
  • Cottonwood

Westbrook, MN
Jeremy Hanson
  • Dakota/Rice

Morristown, MN

MSGA President Michael Petefish

Michael Petefish*
  • Dodge

Claremont, MN
(Past President)
Tom Grundman
  • Douglas

Osakis, MN
Darin Johnson*
  • Faribault

Wells, MN
(Secretary)

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen
  • Freeborn

Clarks Grove, MN
Brad Hovel

Brad Hovel

Brad Hovel*
  • Goodhue/ North Wabasha

Cannon Falls, MN
Christopher Hill
  • Jackson

Brewster, MN
Ed Arndorfer
  • Kandiyohi

Willmar, MN
Theresia Gillie

Theresia Gillie

Theresia Gillie
  • Kittson

Hallock, MN
(Past President)
Joel Schreurs*
  • Lincoln

Tyler, MN
(ASA Director)
Brian Fruechte
  • Lincoln

Verdi, MN
Nathan Potucek
  • Marshall

Warren, MN
Lawrence Sukalski
  • Martin

Fairmont, MN
Bob Lindeman
  • McLeod

Brownton, MN
Bruce Nelsen
  • Mower

Rose Creek, MN
Robert Nelsen
  • Murray

Westbrook, MN
Christian Lilienthal
  • Nicollet/Sibley

Arlington, MN
Matt Widboom
  • Nobles

Worthington, MN
Bill Gordon
  • Nobles

Worthington, MN
(ASA President)
Corey Hanson
  • Norman

Gary, MN
Tim Rasmussen
  • Otter Tail/Grant

Rothsay, MN
Jeremiah Hasnedl
  • Pennington/ Red Lake

St. Hilaire, MN
Cal Spronk
  • Pipestone

Edgerton, MN
Mike Skaug*
  • Polk

Beltrami, MN
(Vice-President)
Paul Freeman*
  • Pope

Fergus Falls, MN
Jeffery Sorenson
  • Redwood

Morgan, MN
George Goblish*
  • Redwood

Vesta, MN
(ASA Director, WISHH Secretary)
Doug Toreen
  • Renville

Bird Island, MN
Gary Gertz
  • Rock

Jasper, MN
Ed Walsh
  • Roseau/ Lake of the Woods

Badger, MN
Jim Kukowski*
  • Roseau/ Lake of the Woods

Strathcona, MN
(ASA Director)
Ray Hewitt
  • Scott/Le Sueur

Le Sueur, MN
Matt Heers
  • Steele

Owatonna, MN
Open board seat
  • Swift

Tim Stelling
  • Todd

Osakis, MN
Jamie Beyer*
  • Traverse

Wheaton, MN
(President)
Tim Nelson
  • Waseca

New Richland, MN
Mark Brown*
  • Watonwan

St. James, MN
(Treasurer)
Steve Brusven
  • Yellow Medicine

Cottonwood, MN
Ryan Mackenthun
  • ASA Corteva AgriScience Young Leader

Brownton, MN
Mike Kunerth
  • ASA Corteva AgriScience Young Leader

Brewster, MN
Andy Pulk*
  • ASA Corteva AgriScience Young Leader

Wannaska, MN
Adam Guetter
  • At Large

Wabasso, MN
Trevore Brekken*
  • At Large

Crookston, MN
soybean news

MSGA Director Bob Worth is a longtime champion of biodiesel, earning him a spot on Gov. Walz Biofuels Council.

Bob Worth*
  • At Large

Lake Benton, MN
Ron Bunjer
  • At Large

Arco, MN