Jason Brantner has accepted the position of Official Variety Trial Manager at American Crystal’s Sugarbeet Seed Division.
In this position, Brantner will manage Official Variety Trials, develop trial nursery procedures and ensure accurate data. He will also monitor seed variety approval and grower needs to ensure appropriate varieties are selected for on-farm production. Brantner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Concordia College, Moorhead. He also has a Master of Science in Plant Pathology from University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Brantner most recently worked as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Minnesota Northwest Research and Outreach center. He has 25 years of sugarbeet plant pathology research experience.
American Crystal is a grower-owned cooperative and the nation’s largest beet sugar producer with operating facilities in Moorhead, Crookston and East Grand Forks, Minn.; Hillsboro and Drayton, ND; and Sidney, MT.