Minnesota Soybean Business

Faces of MSGA: Nick Bjornberg

Nick Bjornberg grows corn, soybeans and navy beans on his fifth-generation farm southeast of Willmar. Early in his career, he recognized that farmers need to work together to evoke change. Naturally, he became a member of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

“We’re a small group of farmers,” Bjornberg said. “We need a collective voice to help combat issues in St. Paul or Washington D.C. With MSGA, there are people working to make sure our voice is heard when it comes to legislative and environmental issues. That’s really important to me.”

Nick Bjornberg manages the farm while his wife, Christy, works as an account. The Bjornbergs were named Kandiyohi County’s Farm Family of the Year in 2020.

After becoming a member, Bjornberg became more involved on the county level when he was still in his 20s. Today, he serves as board chair for Kandiyohi County.

“My neighbor, who was already on the board, encouraged me to get more engaged,” Bjornberg said, “and I have enjoyed being an advocate for agriculture ever since.”

Along with advocating for agriculture on the government side, Bjornberg recognizes the importance of supporting his county and being involved locally. Plus, they have many opportunities to have fun while promoting agriculture.

“We really enjoy doing the corn and soybean night at the Willmar Stingers baseball game,” he said. “It’s been a good event for us with a lot of exposure.”


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