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Minnesota Wheat Hires New Executive Director

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – The Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council (MWRPC) and Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG) are pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Sorenson as executive director of Minnesota Wheat.

“We’re thrilled to have Brian join our team,” MWRPC Chair Tim Dufault said. “His background and passion for agriculture make him a perfect fit for the goals of Minnesota Wheat and Minnesota wheat producers.

Sorenson was raised on a wheat, barley and sugar beet farm near Fisher, Minn., and joins Minnesota Wheat after working as a program manager with Northern Crops Institute since 2018.

“I’m excited to work with Minnesota wheat farmers, working to help them remain profitable and sustainable,” said Sorenson, who earned a Master of Science degree in cereal chemistry from North Dakota State University. “It’s very important that our producers have access to improved wheat varieties and cutting-edge farming practices for wheat to be a profitable crop in their rotation, but also to provide the quality and value expected by millers and bakers around the world.”

Sorenson begins his position on April 2 and will provide leadership, vision, focus and unity to the Minnesota wheat industry, collaborating and building consensus on direction for MWRPC and MAWG.

“We’re excited to begin working with Brian,” MAWG President Kevin Leiser said. “He has a lot of great attributes. We’re going to have a really, really good thing going forward.”

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