Minnesota Soybean Business

Faces of MSGA: Mike Singlestad

At the 2022 Farmfest, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) celebrated its 60th anniversary. Mike Singlestad marked the occasion by becoming a member while walking through Minnesota Soybean’s “Game of Soy” booth.

“I didn’t even realize that I didn’t have a membership,” said Singlestad, who grows corn and soybeans in Waseca County. “When I visited the MSGA booth at Farmfest and they told me that I didn’t have an active membership, I immediately signed up for one because I knew it was for a good cause.”

Mike’s father, Scott Singlestad, was active in the soybean industry, serving as a Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and United Soybean Board (USB) director for many years. Watching his father actively participate in the industry set an example for Scott’s lifelong involvement in agriculture.

Mike Singlestad supports MSGA through membership and attending fundraising events.

“My dad introduced me to the organizations,” he said. “Since then, it’s been ingrained in me to support the groups that support my livelihood.”

Singlestad hopes that sharing what MSGA does for his operation will encourage others to membership – ultimately benefiting soybean growers across the state. Singelstad also promotes MSGA by supporting fundraising events like the Biodiesel Open and MSGA’s After Hours Sports Carnival event at MN AG EXPO.

“Your membership dollars go towards the promotion of soybeans,” said Singlestad, who for the last ten years has been custom feeding wean to finish pigs for H&K Livestock. “Whether that is advocating in St. Paul or Washington, D.C., or expanding markets to other countries.”


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