When a host of leading groups and individuals came together recently in Mankato for the Ag Expo, the future of Minnesota ag was on full display, earning top honors from a leading crop group.
"The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) greatly values its relationship with Minnesota 4-H, which is why it's exciting to award them with the MSGA Industry Partner of the Year award," said MSGA President Bob Worth. "The next generation of soybean farmers, soy researchers, soy industry professionals and allied industry professionals are currently being educated across the state by the chapters of 4-H. It's an honor to work with them."
Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors Arabelle R. of Sherburne County and Ellie S. of Dodge County accepted the award. They were joined by Extension leadership, including Dean Bev Durgan, Associate Dean Jennifer Skuza, and Extension Educators Brian Mc Neill and Anja Johnson, who lead the statewide 4-H plant science program.
4-H plant science attracted nearly 524 participants to in-person and virtual learning programs during the last year.
"Partnering with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association helps create new educational opportunities for future growers and consumers," Mc Neill said. "On behalf of Minnesota 4-H and all of the 4-H members who participate in our 4-H plant science programs, thank you for this recognition."
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