Research & Development and Educational Programs

For The Beet Sugar Industry

Mission Statement

The membership of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation (BSDF) consists of Beet Sugar Processing Companies and Sugarbeet Seed Related Companies. The BSDF is active in research and development, education and technical programs of common interest to its members. The BSDF has a close working relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service and with many of the Land Grant Universities in sugarbeet producing states. The BSDF is dedicated to the advancement of sugarbeet production and beet sugar processing through science based research and leading educational programs.

Officers and Executive Committee

Todd Geselius

Todd Geselius

President

Greg Dean

Greg Dean

First Vice-President

Tyler Grove

Tyler Grove

Second Vice-President

Paul Pfenninger

Paul Pfenninger

Executive Vice-President / Secretary-Treasurer

Vince Salzman

Vince Salzman

Immediate Past President

Jim Ruhlman

Jim Ruhlman

Agriculture Representative

Dave Garland

Dave Garland

Operations Representative