Clear Lake, Dimock farmers join Corn Council board

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Laron Krause of Clear Lake and Jeremiah Freidel of Dimock will join the board of directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council in March.

Krause, 54, will represent Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Hamlin and Kingsbury counties. He succeeds Andy Dupraz of Aurora, who completed his terms on the board.

Krause raises corn, soybeans and wheat and also is a partner in Supreme Pork, a farrow-to-finish operation, for which he finishes hogs. He is a graduate of Clear Lake High School and studied production agriculture at Canby Vo-Tech in Canby, Minn.

He and his wife, Jolene, have three children: Tiffany, Adam and Brent.

Freidel, 31, will represent Bon Homme, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties. He succeeds Mark Gross of Bridgewater, who completed his terms.

Freidel raises mainly corn and soybeans, and some cattle. He is a graduate of Parkston High School and Lake Area Technical Institute, where he studied diesel technology and business management. In addition to farming, he works as a sales consultant at Noteboom Implement in Parkston.

He and his wife, Rachel, have two daughters, Eva and Emeri.

Both directors will serve three-year terms.

The SDCUC is responsible for the collection and administration of a one-cent-per-bushel corn check-off program. Money raised through that program funds promotion, education, research and development of new uses and markets for corn and corn byproducts that benefit South Dakota economically and environmentally.

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