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Published April 29, 2010, 10:29 AM

Crash victim, Pat Benedict, had lasting impact on area agriculture

Those who knew Patrick Benedict remembered the Sabin, Minn., man on Thursday as a pioneering farmer and savvy businessman whose vision and passion paid huge dividends for area corn and sugar beet growers. “You’d have to have a calculator with a lot of zeroes on it to figure out how much money he helped our farmers, our shareholders, make,” said David Berg, president and CEO of Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar.

By: Mike Nowatski, The Forum

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