Bryan Biegler became the 2021-22 president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Board of Directors on Monday.
Biegler, a fourth-generation family farmer who grows corn and soybeans near Lake Wilson, took over the presidency from Courtland farmer Tim Waibel.
Biegler grew up on the Lake Wilson farm, which was started by his great-grandfather and subsequently operated by his grandfather and parents. He now runs the farm with his wife, Lauren. The couple has three children.
The Bieglers have placed significant emphasis in implementing conservation practices on their farm. For the past decade, they have strip-tilled their land or refrained from tilling it at all. More recently, they have planted cover crops to prevent erosion and improve soil health and water quality.
A state corn growers' association board member since 2016, Biegler has also served on the Murray County Corn & Soybean Growers Association Board of Directors. He is involved with the Soil Health Partnership, a farmer-led soil-health research network run by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). He is also vice chair of the NCGA Stewardship Action Team and is a mentor with the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition.
The Bieglers were named Murray County Farm Family of the Year by University of Minnesota Extension in 2018.