MCGA welcomes four to board of directors

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) members elected Wesley Beck, Angela Guentzel, Jocelyn Schlichting-Hicks and Todd Wentzel to its board of directors during the MCGA annual meeting held at MN Ag EXPO.

Elected as an at-large member, Beck has farmed in St. James since 1980. There he grows corn and soybeans, as well as raises hogs. In addition to MCGA, Beck is also on the board of governors for Greenseam, which promotes investment in ag business.

Also elected as an at-large member of the board, Guentzel farms north of Mankato in Kasota with her family on a sixth-generation corn and soybean farm. After graduating from College of Saint Benedict, Guentzel had a career off the farm before returning to farm with her family full time in 2014. She is also active in Farm Bureau.

Schlichting-Hicks will represent District 5 on the MCGA board. She farms with her family on a fourth-generation operation in Rice, located in Benton County. Her family farms corn, kidney beans and potatoes, as well as raises hogs.

Wentzel will represent District 4 on the MCGA board. On his 50-plus-year-old operation, he farms corn, soybeans and wheat. Wentzel has also served in a leadership position on the board of the Swift County Corn and Soybean Growers, in addition to other local ag organizations.

The incoming board members attended their first joint board meeting with Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council members on Feb. 19.

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