Monthly Archives: February 2015

Students from BLH visit SMBSC

Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative was excited to host 31 juniors and seniors from the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart school system today! Lawton Burgstahler, the business instructor, and Stephanie Supa, the agricultural instructor, accompanied the students. The students opened their day with a presentation on the factory process and then separated into four groups to tour the […]

February 17th, 1975 was an above average, 30 degree day with a little sun and slight precipitation. Frankie Valli’s, “My Eyes Adored You,” had dethroned AWB’s, “Pick Up the Pieces,” on the radio charts, and two bright-eyed young men started a new adventure…an adventure that would help shape their careers. Ken Dahl and Bob Fischer […]

Recently the United States Department of Agriculture released 10 year projections for how much taxpayers will be paying to support sugar policy.  According to these projections, sugar policy is among the least expensive commodity policies in the Farm Bill. In the article excerpted below, the true costs to American taxpayers are set forth — USDA […]

What is in a career? Well, if you ask Frank Herning, he will tell you that a career is what you make of it. Frank joined Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in December of 1975, and he has made a lasting impression with his peers and the Cooperative. Frank started in the lime kiln before […]