South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Michael McCranie is a 4th generation farmer in the Claremont area, farming some of the same land his great grandfather homesteaded in 1881. He and his wife Monica have two sons, Matthew and Mitchell who also actively farm. Michael feels that being a member of and serving on farm organizations is important to the future of agriculture. He is a member of the Claremont United Methodist Church, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, the South Dakota Soybean Association, the American Soybean Association, South Dakota Farmers Union and the Lower Crow Creek Drainage District. Michael served as a director on the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, holding secretary/treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman positions. He was also a director on the United Soybean Board serving on the Domestic Marketing Committee and as Vice Chair of the International Marketing Committee and a director on the National Biodiesel Board where he was Chairman of the Research Committee which worked to get soy diesel approved as a fuel and also as a renewable fuel under the RFS.