The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) has elected their leadership for 2014. Mark Gross of Bridgewater will serve as president, Reno Brueggeman of Miller as vice president and Scott Sperry of Bath as secretary/treasurer.
Gross, a fourth-generation farmer in Hutchinson County, has served on the Corn Utilization Council’s board of directors since 2009. He is also past president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.
Brueggeman is a diversified, fourth-generation family farmer and represents District 7, which consists of Aurora, Beadle, Buffalo, Hyde, Hand, Jerauld and Sanborn counties.
Sperry raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Bath and has a hog-finishing operation. He served as a South Dakota Corn Growers Association director from 1999 to 2008.
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 research and development of new uses and markets for corn and corn byproducts that benefit South Dakota economically and environmentally.
For more on the SDCUC leaders, you read a complete news release at the link below.