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AURI Board welcomes three new members

Three agricultural leaders were named to AURI’s board of directors in January. The new members include:


State Senator Jim Vickerman, chair of the Senate Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Committee, is in his seventh term in the Minnesota Legislature. He also farms near Tracy, Minn. Vickerman replaces the late Senator Dallas Sams as the Senate representative on AURI’s board.


State Representative Al Juhnke, in his sixth term, chairs the House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Committee. Juhnke, a real estate appraiser, replaces Greg Davids as the House representative on AURI’s board.

Veteran board member Ed Ellison recently retired after serving almost 14 years on AURI’s board. His seat, representing agri-business, has been filled by Roger Chamberlain, a senior lending officer at AgriBank in St. Paul.