Member Information

Name:  Tregg Cronin
Position:  Commissioner - East River
City:  Gettysburg
Term End Date:  10/30/2020
Biography:
Tregg Cronin, Gettysburg, was appointed to the South Dakota Wheat Commission by Governor Daugaard in April 2016.

Tregg has worked in many areas of the agriculture industry including time as a commodity broker, grain buyer, elevator operations and production agriculture with his family farming operation. Tregg grew up on the farm he now works at with his family as Cronin Farms, Inc. in Gettysburg, SD.



Board Member Photo Name:  Terence Hand
Position:  Commissioner - West River
City:  Midland
Term End Date:  10/30/2021
Biography:
In October 2012, Terry Hand was appointed by Governor Daugaard to serve on the South Dakota Wheat Commission. Hand, along with his two brothers Michael and David, raise spring and winter wheat, sunflowers, corn and milo near Midland, SD. In addition, the family runs a cow/calf and back grounding operation. The Hands also have an official advisor, their father James David Hand.
Board Member Photo Name:  Bryan Jorgensen
Position:  Commissioner - At Large
City:  Ideal
Term End Date:  10/30/2022
Biography:
On October 31, 2019, Governor Noem's office announce the appointment of Bryan Jorgensen to the South Dakota Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission. Commissioner Jorgensen will hold the at large position.

Bryan Jorgensen, grew up on the family farm located near Ideal. In addition to farming, cattle and operating two hunting lodges, Bryan has served on several boards representing Tripp Water Users, SD No-till, SD Corn Utilization Council and Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative. Jorgensen believes that, “The SD Wheat Commission fills a vital role in strengthening the wheat and cereal grain industries in South Dakota. The importance of utilizing the checkoff dollars wisely to enhance cereal and grain research, promotion and market enhancement, cannot be understated."
Name:  Leon Koeppe
Position:  Commissioner - East River
City:  Claire City
Term End Date:  10/30/2020
Biography:
In January 2018, Governor Daugaard appointed Leon Koeppe, Claire City, SD, to the South Dakota Wheat Commission Board of Directors.
Board Member Photo Name:  Julian Roseth
Position:  Commissioner - West River
City:  Midland
Term End Date:  10/30/2022
Biography:
On October 31, 2019, Governor Noem's office announce the appointment of Julian Roseth to the South Dakota Wheat Utilization Research and Marketing Development Commission. Commissioner Roseth will hold the at west river position.

Julian Roseth has 14 years of experience on the SD Wheat Inc. Board of Directors with eight of those years as President. He also served on the Haakon County Conservation District for two terms and held advisor, supervisor and President positions. Julian is part of a family farm operation which includes growing winter, spring and forage wheat in addition to corn, milo, sunflowers and other forage crops. He and his son also run cattle as part of the operation. When asked why he was interested in serving on the Commission, Roseth replied “The wheat industry is facing difficult times and educating producers on the advantages of wheat in a rotation is vitally important! Now more than ever we need to focus on how we utilize our checkoff dollars."