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New directors elected to North Dakota Soybean Council

FARGO, N.D. -- In April, two new directors were elected to the North Dakota Soybean Council. Each director will serve a three-year term. Edgeley, N.D., soybean farmer Mike Schlosser was elected to represent district three: LaMoure and Dickey coun...

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Mike Schlosser, Joe Morken, Chris Bossart and Levi Taylor are directors of the North Dakota Soybean Council.

FARGO, N.D. - In April, two new directors were elected to the North Dakota Soybean Council. Each director will serve a three-year term.

Edgeley, N.D., soybean farmer Mike Schlosser was elected to represent district three: LaMoure and Dickey counties. Along with his father, Schlosser grows soybeans, corn and wheat. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in plant protection and crop and weed science. He is active with North Dakota Farmers Union and a member of the American Soybean Association. Schlosser is also involved with his church and his children’s sports teams.

Chris Brossart, a soybean farmer from Wolford, was elected to represent district eleven, which consists of thirteen northwest North Dakota counties. He grows soybeans, spring wheat, barley, corn and canola with his parents and wife on a third-generation family homesteaded farm. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in crop and weed sciences and agribusiness. Brossart is active with North Dakota Farm Bureau and Nodak Insurance Board. He is also involved in his local church.

Joe Morken, a soybean producer from Casselton, was re-elected to represent district four: Cass County. Morken has been farming soybeans with his parents and wife for 19 years. He comes from a third-generation small grain and sugar beet farm. Morken attended North Dakota State College of Science and has served as treasurer of the Cass County Ag Improvement Association.

Levi Taylor of Ypsilanti was also re-elected to NDSC and represents Stutsman County. Taylor has been farming corn and soybeans with his father in-law and brother-in-law for eight years. He graduated from Jamestown College with a bachelor’s degree in health and fitness administration. Taylor has been involved with Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program; and is a director on the Ypsilanti Equity Elevator.

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“We are excited to welcome Mike and Chris to the board and look forward to seeing the valuable contributions they will make to our organization,” says Stephanie Sinner, NDSC executive director. “We also congratulate Joe and Levi on their re-election to the board and look forward to their continued leadership and counsel."  

North Dakota soybean farmers across the state are represented on the North Dakota Soybean Council Board, which oversees a grass roots promotion, research and marketing program funded by soybean checkoff dollars. The Council’s mission is to effectively invest and leverage North Dakota soy checkoff resources to maximize the benefits of North Dakota soy. The Council is organized by North Dakota State law.

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