Treasure Valley Producer Is New ASGA President
While already known by many in the audience, the new president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, Galen Lee of New Plymouth, Idaho, formally introduced himself to the group as he took over the reins from Wyoming’s John Snyder at the conclusion of the 2016 annual meeting.
After paying tribute to Snyder for his service and accomplishments (see article on page 11), Lee turned to his own story. First, though, he extended his appreciation to four groups of people: the ASGA Board of Directors for their confidence in electing him president; the Nyssa/Nampa Sugarbeet Growers Association of southwestern Idaho/eastern Oregon, of which he has been president since December 2008; the Amalgamated Sugar Company, of which he is a shareholder and director, for its support; “and most of all, my family and my employees, who have — and will continue — to carry the load at home while I attend to the business of this industry.”
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Panel Replays Presentation to New York City’s Sugar Club for ASGA Meeting Participants
Back in mid-November, just as the 2013 farming season was concluding, four sugarbeet growers — Kelly Erickson, Rick Gerstenberger, Galen Lee and John Snyder — traveled from their homes in Minnesota, Michigan, Idaho and Wyoming, respectively, to downtown New York City. Their purpose was to attend a dinner meeting of the Sugar Club, an international forum of traders and large customers of sugar.
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