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Montana Grain Growers Association elects officers

-- GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The Montana Grain Growers Association has elected officers for 2007. Installed as MGGA president is Darin Arganbright, a wheat producer from Carter, Mont. Elected vice president is Will Roehm of Great Falls, Mont. Other of...

-- GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The Montana Grain Growers Association has elected officers for 2007. Installed as MGGA president is Darin Arganbright, a wheat producer from Carter, Mont. Elected vice president is Will Roehm of Great Falls, Mont. Other officers are treasurer Bing Von Bergen of Moccasin, Mont., and secretary Keven Bradley of Cut Bank, Mont. Jon Stoner of Havre, Mont., will serve as past president. Newly elected to the MGGA board of directors are Lynn Nordwick of Poplar, Mont., representing District 2; Duane Klindworth of Hogeland, Mont., representing District 3; Dan Gliko of Oilmont, Mont., representing District 6; and Tom Butcher of Winifred, Mont., representing District 10. Ryan McCormick of Kremlin, Mont., representing District 4, was elected to fill another term on the board.

Jay Patel named plant breeder of the year-- WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Jay

Patel, the leader of the spring canola group at Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Ltd., has been recognized with the 2006 Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics Award for his outstanding work with canola. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Seed Trade Association and Germination magazine, the award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a Canadian researcher to the advancement of plant agriculture. Patel has developed and released varieties that have established themselves as longtime benchmarks for the canola industry, accounting for 20 million acres in North America since 1995 and more than 1 million in Australia since 1999.

N.D. 4-H Foundation board elects officers-- JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Rick Schmidt of Center, N.D., was elected chairman of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation board of directors during its recent meeting in Jamestown, N.D. Lavina Domagala of Williston, N.D., was re-elected to a second term on the board and will continue as first vice chair. Schmidt is with the NDSU Extension Service and Domagala is with First National Bank and Trust in Williston. Rodney Dannehl of Dickinson, N.D., and Jim Sailer of Almont, N.D., also were re-elected to the board. Jean Johnson of Grand Forks, N.D., was elected to her first term on the board. Other members of the executive committee are Duane Hauck, director of the North Dakota State University Extension Service; Bob Hanson of Bismarck, N.D.; Ramona Johnson with Eide Bailly in Fargo, N.D.; and Brad Cogdill, chairman of NDSU's Center for 4-H Youth Development.

Ryan Brown named Ontario Corn Producers' Association general manager-- GUELPH, Ontario - The Ontario Corn Producers' Association has named Ryan Brown general manager after the recent announcement of Brian Doidge's retirement from the association. Brown joined the OCPA management team as production issues manager in 2003 after graduating with a master's degree in business from the University of Guelph.

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