Longtime Murdock, Minnesota farmer Harold Petersen, 81, passed away on Wednesday. Petersen was a founding member of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative and later served its chairman. He served in numerous farm leadership roles, including time on the Minnesota State Farm Service Agency Committee, a member of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association board, the Minnesota Farm Bureau board and a member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.
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