New Soybean Council officers named

MANKATO – Patrick O’Leary of Benson was tabbed as the new chairman of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC).

O’Leary takes over the helm for outgoing chairman, Keith Schrader of Nerstrand

O’Leary was named the new chair at the Council’s June 12 meeting. Also elected to executive officer positions with MSR&PC were Cole Trebesch (vice chair) of Springfield, Joe Serbus (treasurer) of Bird Island and Pat Sullivan (secretary) of Franklin

“It’s really humbling that my peers have the respect and trust in me to elect me chair of MSR&PC,” O’Leary says. “Keith did a tremendous job, and leaves some big shoes to fill. We have a lot of projects in the works, and I’m ready to hit the ground running as chair. It’s all about keeping the organization moving forward.”

Schrader wrapped up two years as chairman of MSR&PC. He will remain on the Council. MSR&PC directors serve three-year terms and are elected by Minnesota soybean farmers within their district.