Ruth Hoefs of Le Center was elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors during the organization’s 82nd annual national convention held recently in Hawaii. Hoefs has volunteered for Ducks Unlimited in Minnesota for over 20 years and has held numerous leadership roles, including Minnesota State Chair, State Council Chair and Metro Region District Chair. Her passion for Ducks Unlimited started and continues on her homestead in Le Center. The childhood farm has in her family since 1953. Hoefs is a vocal proponent of sustainable agricultural practices. Her farm is about 20 miles from the Minnesota River, a significant waterfowl migration corridor. On her land she has helped waterfowl habitat in a few ways, such as putting up a ditch buffer along a country drain to reduce runoff.