Minnesota Soybean Business

Faces of MSGA: Tim Dufault

May-June 2020

As a fourth-generation farmer who grows 1600 acres of wheat and soybeans, it comes as no surprise that Tim Default and his wife, Marlene, are active in numerous commodity organizations.

Default currently serves as treasurer of the Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council and previously served on the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers board. In February, he testified to the House Ag Committee in Washington D.C about the damage brought from the U.S.-China trade war. Default saw the value in becoming a member of Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) because he’s invested in the well-being of his operation.

“Helping out where you can and staying up to date on issues is important to the soybean industry,” Dufault says. “That is as profitable as the kind of money that we invest in the inputs that we put into our soybean crop.”

Default stress the importance of remaining active in advocacy organization

“Read the materials that MSGA puts out. When you are ready, counties are always looking to have help with different activities,” he says. “Don’t be afraid to raise your hand and ‘Say I’m interested in serving on the board,’ because they would love to have you.”


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