Two Minnesota agricultural leaders have joined the AURI board of directors.
Art Brandli of Warroad represents the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. He served on the Council’s board for 15 years and has been involved with agricultural and business organizations throughout his career.
With his wife Nancy, Brandli raises wheat, sunflower and canola on their farm near the Canadian border. He was past president of the National Wheat Foods Council and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
Ron Obermoeller, who farms 800 acres of corn and soybeans near Brewster, Minn., represents the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. He has served on the National Corn Growers board, Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force and other agricultural committees.
Obermoeller was instrumental in establishing the Minnesota Soybean Processors crushing plant and biodiesel refinery in Brewster.
“Both of these individuals bring tremendous experience and passion for Minnesota agriculture to the AURI board of directors,” says Teresa Spaeth, AURI executive director. “We are thrilled to have their expertise and insight working on AURI’s behalf.”