Congratulations to Daryn McBeth, who leaves the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council for a new spot at Land O’Lakes. Daryn has always been the consumate professional for his organization as far as I’m concerned. His wife, Amy, is a former aide to former Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D. I’ve enjoyed knowing both of them and wish them well in this new venture.
McBeth, President of Agri-Growth, Takes New Role with Land O’Lakes
ST. PAUL, MN (April 24, 2013) — Daryn McBeth, the current President of the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council, has resigned from Agri-Growth. Starting May 1, Daryn will be the Director of State Affairs and Industry Relations at Land O’Lakes, Inc. in Arden Hills, MN.
Daryn has worked at Agri-Growth for nearly ten years and has led numerous efforts to promote and protect Minnesota’s food and agriculture industry. Daryn spearheaded the completion of two industry-benchmarking studies; organized the unique AgNite gala event, hosting over 5,5000 attendees during the Republican National Convention; and fostered strong relationships with the State Legislature, agri-business companies, producers, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Further, under his leadership, the organization has seen membrship steadily increase with renewal rates over 95 percent.
Kristin Weeks Duncanson, the Chair of the Board of Directors and Partner/Owner of Duncanson Growers, gave the following statement:
“Daryn has been a champion for the food and agriculture industry and a trusted colleague and advisor for Agri-Growth over the past ten years. He will be sorely missed by members and staff alike. We are happy for Daryn as he embarks on this new chapter and he has certainly found an exciting fit at Land O’Lakes. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors and look forward to working with him in his new role.”