As a fifth generation farmer from Wolverton, Minn., returning to her family farm was a natural fit for Rebecca Tesch and her husband, Taylor.
“Growing up as the middle of three sisters, it was hard for my parents to know the direction of the family farm,” Tesch said, “but I was always helping out where I could and knew I wanted to come back.”
Tesch is in her third term on the Clay/Wilkin County Corn and Soybean Growers Board, and leads the county’s scholarship program. The Teschs were selected as DuPont Young Leaders in 2015, which opened her eyes to the different agriculture leadership opportunities.
Tesch completed a soybean research internship with DuPont Pioneer before transitioning into a sales role. Tesch is an environmental science graduate of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, where she found the importance of being an advocate for agriculture as she strengthened her dedication to her family farm and the agriculture industry.
“MSGA speaks on behalf of farmers, and the contacts you make will open so many doors,” Tesch said. “It is important for farmers to become active to have a larger voice together, because without them, our voice will be lost.”