Farming just outside of Breckenridge, Jeremy Tischer is a third-generation farmer who grows a variety of crops, including corn, soybeans, sugar bears and spring wheat.
Being located right outside the Fargo/Moorhead area, Tischer saw the disconnect between consumers and producers. He took initiative by joining the Clay/Wilkin County Corn and Soybean Growers Board, and currently serves as chair.
“Over the years we have done different outreach projects,” Tischer says. “We want consumers to know if you are putting fuel in, whether it is biodiesel or gasoline with ethanol, you are consuming the products we are raising.”
Tischer decided to become a member of Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) because he knew how the grassroots advocacy organization would make a difference on his farm.
“Soy is here to stay, and you need a voice,” Tischer says. “You need a voice nationally and you need a voice at the state level. Overall, we want people to know we are here and we matter.”
Tischer encourages others to see the value and join MSGA.
“Numbers speak. The more people who are active, the more it matters,” Tischer says. “When you have an issue, whether it be a local, state or a federal issue, numbers matter.”