Minnesota Soybean Business

Faces of MSGA: Todd Bjorgaard

November-December 2020

Located less than an hour from the Canadian border in Newfolden, Todd Bjorgaard farms 2,000 acres of wheat, soybeans, corn, sunflowers and alpha.

“I didn’t grow up on a farm,” he says. “My dad is actually a mechanic, but I ended up buying a step-grandpa’s farm when I started out.”

Todd Bjorgaard is a northwest Minnesota farmer and is active in several local organizations.

Bjorgaard is married with four children – two daughters and two sons. The family stays busy on the farm with his wife and oldest daughter hauling grain carts and rolling soybean fields while the others enjoy tractor and combine rides.

Aside from being busy on the farm, Bjorgarrd stays active in his community. He serves as chairman of three organizations: the Marshall County Corn and Soybean Growers board, the local Lions Club and his local township board. He also is a Sunday school teacher at his area church.

Bjorgaard appreciates the importance of local
representation. This drove him to become a member of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

“It’s good to have people involved and representation up here. It is a no-brainer to sign up because the benefits you get back are more than your dues,” he says. “It’s good to have numbers to have people involved in the organization.”


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