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North Dakota Soybean Council Reelects Executive Officers

FARGO, ND – Executive board officers were elected during the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) board meeting on June 21. Chris Brossart of Wolford was reelected chairman of the board. Brossart represents soybean farmers in District 11, which consists of 13 northwest North Dakota counties. He grows soybeans, spring wheat, barley, corn and canola with his wife and parents on a third-generation family farm in Pierce County. He graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) with a degree in crop and weed sciences, and agribusiness. Brossart is active with the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the Nodak Insurance Board. From 1998-1999, Brossart was a North Dakota state officer with the National FFA Organization. He is also involved with his local church. On behalf of NDSC, Brossart sits on the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) board.

“It’s a blessing to be able to serve the soybean industry for the next year in this capacity,” says Chairman Brossart. “We have an abundance of new and exciting things happening over the next year and to be able to be a part of this topic notch group is an honor.”

The board reelected Rob Rose of Wimbledon as vice chairman. Rose represents soybean producers in Barnes County. He farms with his wife, Dawn, and they produce soybeans, corn, wheat, barley and pinto beans on a fifth-generation centennial farm. He is a member of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and has an agricultural economics degree from NDSU. Rose represents NDSC at Clean Fuel Alliance America meetings. Also, on behalf of NDSC, Rose sits on the Northern Soy Marketing board (NSM).

Mike Schlosser of Edgeley was reelected as secretary. Schlosser represents soybean farmers in District 3: LaMoure and Dickey Counties. Along with his father, Schlosser grows soybeans, corn and wheat. He graduated from NDSU with a bachelor’s degree in plant protection as well as crop and weed sciences. He is active with the North Dakota Farmers Union and is a member of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association. Schlosser currently sits on the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) board on behalf of NDSC.

Page soybean producer Jim Thompson was reelected as treasurer. He represents soybean producers in Cass County. Thompson farms with his wife, Jennifer. He serves as the chairman of Rich Township and the president of the Cass County Township Officers Association. Thompson and his wife grow soybeans, corn, wheat and dry beans. He has a degree in aviation administration and business management from the University of North Dakota. Thompson also sits on the STC board on behalf of NDSC.

North Dakota soybean farmers across the state are represented on the North Dakota Soybean Council Board, which oversees a promotion, research and marketing program funded by soybean checkoff dollars.

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