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Published January 30, 2013, 11:38 AM

ND farmer elected to U.S. Wheat Associates board of directors

Brian O’Toole, a Crystal, N.D., farmer, was elected secretary/treasurer of the U.S. Wheat Associates board of directors on Tuesday.

By: Agweek Staff Report, Agweek

Brian O’Toole, a Crystal, N.D., farmer, was elected secretary/treasurer of the U.S. Wheat Associates board of directors on Tuesday.

He begins his one-year term at the organization’s annual meeting June 29 in Rapid City, S.D.

O’Toole has been farming for many years. He and his cousin, Tom O’Toole, operate O’Toole Farms, which produces hard red spring and hard red winter wheat, including seed wheat, dry beans, soybeans, corn and sugar beets.

In 1996, Brian O’Toole took over a seed cleaning and conditioning business started by his father, Richard O’Toole.

Brian O’Toole and his wife, Sara, have four grown children, two of whom have returned to farming.

U.S. Wheat Associates, based in Arlington, Va., is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries. The organization’s activities are made possible through producer checkoff dollars managed by 19 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

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