Cooperative governance and financial management is a focus during the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Convention. Executive Director Bob Zelenka says the Ashby Farmers Elevator is shedding light on farmer protection. “There was a bill introduced in the Minnesota House to strengthen the financial requirements and the oversight by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for grain buyers,” says Zelenka. “Ashby was only being visited once every three years and the Agriculture Department is working to tighten that up.” This will be Zelenka’s final convention, as he will retire at the end of the month. Associate Director Laura Lemke will take over starting April 1.
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