Duane Maatz joined the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association in mid-March as the group’s executive director. The RRVSGA represents 2,700 sugarbeet producers in the Red River Valley of northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
A Bellingham, Minn., native Maatz graduated from North Dakota State University. Most recently, he was executive director of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Prior to that, he served as president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, East Grand Forks, Minn., for more than 10 years.
“I am excited to return to the Red River Valley,” Maatz said. “Sugarbeets are a vital crop to the region, and I welcome the opportunity to work in the sugar industry.”
Maatz succeeded Nick Sinner as RRVSGA executive director.
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