ASGA’s New President
Though already known by many in the audience, the new president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, John Snyder of Worland, Wyo., formally introduced himself to the group as he took over the reins from Minnesota’s Kelly Erickson at the conclusion of the 2014 annual meeting.
Snyder was born and raised on a small farm near Worland established by his great-grandfather in 1914. Dairy, beef cattle, sugarbeets, small grains and alfalfa were staples in the north central Wyoming farming operation. Like most farm kids of that era, his childhood was shaped by work. “One thing instilled in me was a very strong work ethic,” Snyder noted. “The other thing that I developed was a very, very strong dislike for the dairy side of the business!”
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