Kavazanjian Continues Role With Northern Soy Marketing

Pictured: Directors from Northern Soy Marketing elected officers for 2024-25. Minnesota farmer Glen Groth (right) will serve as chair. David Struck (left) of South Dakota will serve as vice chair. Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian will serve as treasurer.

Wisconsin continues to have representation on Northern Soy Marketing with Nancy Kavazanjian of Beaver Dam continuing her role as treasurer.

The soybean checkoff boards of South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota formed NSM, a farmer-led board. NSM invests grower checkoff funds to conduct research on soybean quality and Critical Amino Acid Value levels in northern-grown soybeans. It also funds outreach to buyers around the world.

“The second year is always a little easier than the first year,” says Kavazanjian. “I’m excited to serve another term as treasurer and to help focus NSM’s regional efforts.”

During its June board meeting, the NSM board elected its officers for Fiscal Year 25, which began July 1. Minnesota farmer Glen Groth was elected as chair.

“I’m excited to represent NSM and continue promoting our soy quality message to our international customers,” says Groth, who farms in Ridgeway. “We grow a premium product that’s grown with care, and as we move into FY25, I’m looking forward to meeting more customers, learning what their needs are and figuring out ways that we can meet those needs.”

David Struck of Wolsley, S.D., was appointed as NSM vice chair and Nancy Kavazanjian, from Beaver Dam, Wis., was slated to return as treasurer.

Along with FY25 officer elections, NSM’s June board meeting featured budget reviews, administrative reports and an FY24 recap. With the end of FY24 right around the corner, NSM is looking forward to capitalizing on the momentum its built and continuing to promote the nutritional and financial advantages of northern-grown soy.