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Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers Name Executive Director

May 1, 2019

Charlie Vogel

RED LAKE FALLS, Minnesota – The Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council (MWRPC) and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG) hired Charlie Vogel to serve as the Executive Director for both organizations. Vogel will start his duties on June 1, 2019.

Vogel holds a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education, with a minor in agriculture systems management from University of Idaho. He has more than 18 years of broad-based experience spanning the agricultural industry.

Vogel began his career teaching agriculture education at the high school level in Colorado. His career path took him from department manager at a tillage equipment company, to a position as agronomy manager at several CHS locations. In 2016, Vogel and his family moved to North Dakota where he began at Cando Farmers Grain & Oil as the agronomy manager. He then advanced into the general manager position where he led Cando Farmers Grain & Oil through a successful merger with another cooperative into Legacy Cooperative in Bisbee, ND. Vogel was the sales and marketing manager at Legacy Cooperative before being hired at MWRPC & MAWG.

Vogel is a skilled management professional with areas of strength to include proven leadership, human resource management and operations/sales skills. These skills are vitally important as he provides direction to the MWRPC and MAWG through collaboration with growers and industry to advance wheat in Minnesota.

Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council chairman, Tony Brateng from Roseau, Minnesota says, “We are excited to have Charlie join our Minnesota Wheat team and work with him to grow our organizations.”

“With Charlie’s experience in many aspects of agriculture, we are excited to see what new opportunities and ventures he will bring to the wheat growers and industry in Minnesota,” says Steve Lacey, Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers President.

After June 1, Charlie can be reached at 218-253-4311 ext 1 or via email at cvogel@mnwheat.com.

About Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers

Minnesota Wheat Council and Growers is an industry collaboration between the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG). The Minnesota wheat industry, through the MWRPC and the MAWG, is committed to working in a unified, focused, and effective manner to improve the profitability of the Minnesota wheat industry.

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