David Fremark, president of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, has been appointed to the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s executive committee.
Fremark, who operates a grain and livestock farm near Miller, will fill the last year of the three-year term of Mark Jagels, who was elected secretary/treasurer of the USMEF. Fremark will represent the feed-grain producing sector, one of nine sectors that represent the nation’s entire production, processing and distribution system. The executive committee has 21 members.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation is a nonprofit trade association working to create new opportunities and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal. Headquartered in Denver, USMEF has offices in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Mexico City, Monterrey and Brussels.
Fremark, who has an ag business degree from South Dakota State University, raises corn, sunflowers, spring wheat, winter wheat and soybeans. He also has a cow herd and a cattle feedlot. He has been a member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association since 2003 and joined the SDCUC board in 2006.
Fremark and his wife, Lori, have four children.