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New Directors elected at MSA's annual meeting

Dan Keenan and Gary Par join the soybean board

February 8, 2015

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At the 41st Michigan Soybean Association (MSA) Annual Meeting two new directors and one returning director were elected to the board

In District 2, Andy Welden of Jonesville was recognized for his years of service as he tenured off the board. Gary Parr of Charlotte was elected to fill this seat. Parr has been engaged in farming for over 30 years, operates a 900 acre cash-crop farm and is co-owner of PM Precision Planting Services.

In District 5, Dan Keenan of Merrill  won the popular vote in the election. Keenan, who has been farming for 10 years, begins his second three-year term on the board. He farms 800 acres raising soybeans and corn.

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For the At-Large position, Heather Feuerstein of Ionia was elected to her first term on the board. She previously was selected to participate in the American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leader program and has been involved with promoting soybeans ever since. She's helped on the family's 1,000-acre cash-crop farm for ten years. She feels it is important that people understand how agriculture effects their everyday lives and, as a director, hopes to increase public awareness of farming and to support farmers' political interests in Lansing and beyond.

Following the Annual Meeting, the board held its Reorganizational Annual Meeting of the Board. The executive board remains the same with Dave Williams serving as president, Jay Ferguson as vice president, Bill Spike as treasurer and Dan Keenan as secretary.

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