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Election results announced for three Minnesota commodity councils

Wheat, Dairy and Turkey Councils select leadership

 


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the results of the recent elections of board members to serve on three Minnesota commodity councils. The MDA is responsible for administering the elections and certifying the ballots.

The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council elected the following members to serve three-year terms:

Region 1 Tony Brateng, Roseau, Minnesota

Tim Dufault, Crookston, Minnesota

Region 2 Kevin Leiser, Fertile, Minnesota

The Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council elected the following members to serve two-year terms:

District 1 Dan Grunhovd, Gary, Minnesota

District 3 Kristine Spadgenske, Menahga, Minnesota

District 5 Debi Clasemann, Long Prairie, Minnesota

District 7 Suzanne Vold, Glenwood, Minnesota

District 9 John Merdan, Avon, Minnesota

District 11 Tom Walsh, DeGraff, Minnesota

District 13 Kevin Buss, Hutchinson, Minnesota

District 15 Barbara Liebenstein, Dundas, Minnesota

District 17 James Dose, Lake City, Minnesota

District 19 Karen Kasper, Owatonna, Minnesota

District 21 Rita Young, Plainview, Minnesota

The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council elected the following members to serve three-year terms:

Region Two John Peterson, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

At-Large Christopher Huisinga, Willmar, Minnesota

Scott Jones, Willmar, Minnesota

Through the mandatory check-off program, farmers pay a percentage of their sale proceeds to their commodity council. Commodity councils use the funds to pay for promotion, communication and research activities aimed at increasing crop value for producers.

*CONTACT:* Margaret Hart, MDA Communications

651-201-6131, Margaret.hart@state.mn.us

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*625 Robert St. N. • St. Paul, MN 55155-2538 • 1-800-967-2474 • *www.mda.state.mn.us [ http://www.mda.state.mn.us/ ]

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