Redfield farmer joins Corn Growers board

Steve Masat, who farms southeast of Redfield, has joined the South Dakota Corn Growers Association board of directors. He will represent District 6, which includes Edmunds, Faulk, Potter and Spink counties.
Masat, 51, is a fourth-generation farmer on a first-generation farm. As a high school student, he started farming with his father, Roger. Then, when a neighbor’s farmland became available for rent, he took advantage of that opportunity, renting it for three years. In 1983, he bought nearby farmland, and added more quarters over the years.
Masat is a delegate for the Wheat Growers cooperative and served 16 years on the South Dakota Wheat Inc. board, including terms as president and vice president. He serves on the Hitchcock-Tulare school board and has been a Crandon Township clerk for 25 years.
He served on the Farm Bureau state board, is a member of the South Dakota FFA Alumni Association, and has been a 4-H leader for 15 years. He served six years in the National Guard after graduating from Redfield High School. He also is a key organizer for this year’s National Red Power Roundup, which will be held in June at Huron.
He and his wife, Caroline, have three children: Tim and his wife, Vianne; Garrett; and Ashley.

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