Theresia Gillie, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

December 6, 2016

“All the things I’ve done aren’t because I’m a woman in agriculture. It’s because I’m a farmer. I farm, and I promote agriculture.” –Theresia Gillie

Gillie joined the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become president in June 2016. She is also co-owner, with her husband, of Gillie Grain, a fourth-generation family farm in northwest Minnesota that produces soybeans, wheat and sunflowers. Gillie and host Sara Steever talk about farming, learning, working hard and mentoring women.

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As President of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, Gillie works to protect the interests of Minnesota soybean growers in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. She has held many positions in the organization in addition to president, including vice president, state director, secretary, chair of industry affairs, chair of advocacy, chair of membership and co-chair of corporate relations. She also served as treasurer of the Kittson County Fair Board, Kittson County Soybean Growers and Kittson County Farm Bureau. Currently Gillie is a Kittson County Commissioner, as well. She is co-owner of Gillie Grain, a farm in northwest Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

 

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