1962 – Minnesota is first to organize a state soybean association
Pictured are the first officers of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Back row, left to right: Charles Simpson, Leslie Wright, Robert Friedericks and Bert Enestvedt. Front row, John Evans and Henry Leitschuh. (Not pictured: Parker Sanders).
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association was founded in December 1962, making it the first state soybean association to form, and the first to apply for affiliation with the American Soybean Association. It was approved for affiliation with ASA in 1963.