Betaseed, Inc. Announces New Director of Breeding

  • For Immediate Release

July 23, 2018

Bloomington, MN,  July 23, 2018 – Betaseed, Inc. announces the promotion of Margaret Rekoske to Director of Breeding and Product Development effective June 30, 2018. Rekoske has over twenty-five years of experience with the Betaseed breeding and research teams where she started as a Research Agronomist and for the last 10 years has held the position of Lead Plant Breeder at Shakopee, MN. Rekoske attended Winona State, the University of Minnesota and the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy. Her education combined with her industry experience provides a strong foundation as a leader serving Betaseed, Inc. and the entire sugarbeet industry. 


During her career, Rekoske has played a key part in the advancement and development of breeding goals and products. Besides the many new sugarbeet seed varieties she has developed, Margaret has been instrumental in the establishment of the root aphid greenhouse test and the Aphanomyces, Fusarium and root maggot breeding programs.


As Director of Breeding, Rekoske will be more closely involved in establishing the strategic direction for the breeding program, with particular focus on projecting the future goals and product needs of the North American market. "Margaret's leadership and expertise have been invaluable to our organization and our ability to provide our customers with the varieties that are best for their operation" said John Enright, Betaseed president.


Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, is North America’s premier sugarbeet seed supplier. From our start in 1970, Betaseed has maintained a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry, with research and seed production operations in several states and marketing seed to all sugarbeet markets. Our mission is to develop the best performing seed products and services through innovative people, plant breeding, and seed technology.


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