SD Farm Bureau Executive Director Retires


The following is portion of an article from The Daily Republic:

by Candy DenOuden

HURON — Thirty-five years and 11 months ago, the South Dakota Farm Bureau hired a new executive director.

On Aug. 31, that man, Mike Held, retired from his post.

“If I’d have stayed one more month, it would have been 36 years in October,” Held said.

But the 66-year-old Farm Bureau veteran was part of agriculture long before he joined the world’s largest farm organization.

The Slinger, Wis., native grew up on an 80-acre dairy farm with registered Holstein cattle, 10 acres of woods and 23 fields.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in dairy science, and then in July 1969 went to work for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.

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Source:  The Daily Republic

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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