Minnesota Soybean Business

Faces of MSGA: Brett Annexstad

November-December 2020

While working at United Farmers Cooperative as a grain merchandiser and farming alongside his father, Brett Annexstad stays quite active.

Recently, Annexstad was elected chair of the Nicollet/Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers board.

“My dad was on the board, and he was a longtime chairman,” Annexstad says, “so it has been in the family for many years to be active in that organization.”

Growing up around organizations like the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, Annexstad felt it was important to invest in an association that fights for farmers on a daily basis.

Brett Anexstad and his wife, Kate, raise two children.

“With farming being more than a full-time occupation, we don’t have time to fight for a lot of these issues we need to keep the ag industry going,” he says.

Working alongside other agricultural professionals, Annexstad sees how MSGA benefits not only farmers, but all agricultural careers.

Understanding the value of MSGA is something Annexstad believes in strongly.

“Farming is so much more than driving a tractor,” he says. “It’s the business aspect of farming, and in order for our business to grow (and) farming to grow – we need ag to succeed. And in order for us to succeed, we need organizations like MSGA fighting for us.”


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