Moorhead, Minnesota (March 7, 2016) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber announces the formation of a new Agribusiness committee.
Created in response to interest from Chamber members and the importance of agriculture in the region, the new committee kicks off regular meetings this Tuesday, March 8 at 8 a.m. in The Chamber’s board room.
An extension of The Chamber’s public policy efforts, the Agribusiness committee serves as a bridge to engage business leaders from across the community in the evolving agriculture market. The group will advocate at all levels of government when needed, educate to spread awareness of the impact of agriculture throughout the region and focus on an understanding of the value of agriculture to the metro’s economy, particularly in water, farming and other ag-related industries.
David Berg, president and CEO of American Crystal Sugar, will serve as the committee’s first chair.
“Through forming this exciting new committee, we wanted to bring together a collective voice of businesses and leaders,” Chamber President and CEO Craig Whitney said. “This is The Chamber’s ninth committee, and we are incredibly excited to get to work. We feel especially grateful to David Berg for stepping up to chair this new committee in its inaugural year.”
The Agribusiness committee is still open to additional participants, and all employees of Chamber member companies are welcome to join.
About The Chamber
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 98,000 people. As the largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.