ST. PAUL -- Tim Neft of Beltrami County has been elected to represent Districts 2 and 3 on the Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council, according to the state Agriculture Department.
Other regional elections include:
-- Beef Research and Promotion Council -- District 1, Darrin Arveson of Pennington County.
-- Barley Research and Promotion Council -- District 1, Gayle Field of Marshall County; District 2, Brent Gullekson of Polk County.
-- Soybean Research and Promotion Council -- District 1, 2 and 3, Gregory LeBlanc of Polk County.
All board members will serve three-year terms.
Minnesota's commodity research and promotion councils play a role in coordinating the ongoing development and promotion of farm products such as grains and meats, the Ag Department said. Through commodity council elections, producers have a say in how their check-off dollars are invested.