Steve Rosenau to head American Crystal Sugar's agriculture department

Steve Rosenau, who now is American Crystal Sugar's director of agriculture, will begin his new position on Dec. 1, 2022, replacing Brian Ingulsrud, who is retiring Nov. 30.

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Steve Roseneau was promoted to American Crystal Sugar Co. vice president of agriculture.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. has promoted Steve Roseneau to vice president of agriculture.

Rosenau, who now is director of agriculture for the company, will begin his new position on Dec. 1, 2022, replacing Brian Ingulsrud who is retiring Nov. 30. Ingulsrud has worked for American Crystal Sugar for 32 years in several different positions, including vice president of agriculture, a position which he has held since 2014.

Rosenau began working at American Crystal Sugar in 1995, and since 2021 has been director of agriculture. In his new position as vice president of agriculture Rosenau will lead American Crystal Sugar in the areas of sugarbeet crop production, receiving and transportation, storage and seed production and sales, the company said. He also will be a member of the company’s executive team and will remain CEO of Sidney Sugars, which is American Crystal Sugar’s wholly owned subsidiary in Montana.

Rosenau earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Rosenau, who started his career with American Crystal Sugar at the East Grand Forks Minnesota factory, has held a variety of production and administrative positions with the company including process engineer, production superintendent and corporate controller.

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