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Two join Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council Board

-- ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota wheat producers, Brian Jensen of Stephen and Wayne Olson of Fosston, have been elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. Both will serve three-year terms and began their p...

-- ST. PAUL - Two Minnesota wheat producers, Brian Jensen of Stephen and Wayne Olson of Fosston, have been elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. Both will serve three-year terms and began their positions July 1. Jensen raises wheat, soybeans, dry beans and sugar beets in the Stephen area. Olson raises wheat, soybeans and edible beans and has a background in the milling industry and commodity risk management.

Emerging markets committee members appointed-- WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has appointed 20 members to serve on USDA's Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets for the next two years. New committee members include Gary Blumenthal, McLean, Va.; Jeffery Correa, Milwaukee, Ore.; Jorge Cosio, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Alexis Ellicott, Washington; Peter Guyer, Seattle; Keith Heikes, Shawano, Wis.; John Reddington, Washington; Dwight Roberts, Houston; Amy Thompson, Seattle; and Mark Yontz, Des Moines, Iowa. They will join these 10 committee members, who are being reappointed because their terms have just expired: Julie Adams, Modesto, Calif.; Robert Bignami, Orland, Calif.; Carol Chandler, Selma, Calif.; Howard Gochberg, Grant, Minn.; Edwin Jewett Jr., Baton Rouge, La.; Mark Kuechler, Spotsylvania, Va.; Jenifer Huang McBeath, Fairbanks, Alaska; George Obernagel, Waterloo, Ill.; John Tarburton, Milton, Del.; and Bonnie Wolfe, Great Falls, Va.

James Radtke named to Cibus post-- SAN DIEGO - Cibus L.L.C., a privately held San Diego-based trait development company, has named James Radtke vice president of product development. Based in St. Paul, Radtke will serve as a link between lab programs, the field and the customer. Working closely with partners to develop strategies for incorporating Cibus traits into their commercial plans, he will manage product timelines from the development of a trait in the lab until its introduction into the commercial market. He also will be involved in field testing and confirmation of Cibus traits in plants. Before joining Cibus, Radtke served as global temperate corn breeding leader for Dow AgroSciences. Radtke received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Reinke Manufacturing names Chris Roth president-- DESHLER, Neb. - Chris Roth has been appointed president of Reinke Manufacturing. Roth succeeds Robert Friehe, who recently announced his retirement after more than 28 years of service with the company. Roth, also a member of the Reinke board of directors, has been with Reinke for more than 10 years. He most recently was its executive vice president. Before joining Reinke Roth worked for KPMG, an international professional services firm, in a variety of auditing and consulting roles.

- Agweek Staff and Wire Reports

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