Our advisory board is made up of many individuals representing the full spectrum of the agricultural industry. They play a key role in the direction of the Center, program development, workforce training, and continued education.

  • Marsha Danielson, Vice President of Economic Development
  • Tim Donelan, Interstate Mills
  • Pat Duncanson, Duncanson Growers
  • Rod Hamilton, Representative, Minnesota House
  • Don Hermanson, Ag Instructor, South Central College
  • Dan Hoffman, Interim Director of Center for Ag & Food Science, Riverland College
  • Paul Lanoue, Director of Management Education, MN West CTC
  • Nan Larson, AURI – Agriculture Utilization Research Institute
  • Gena Lilienthal, Ag Instructor -South Central MN Agricultural Science Academy 
  • Todd Ludwig, WFS – Working for Farmers’ Success
  • Nicole Griensevic Mickelson, Executive Director Region 9
  • Heather McGannon, Pipeline Project Manager, MN DLI
  • Sadie Revac, Employment Manager, MACV
  • Ken Rossow, Nicollet County Bank
  • Kent Thiesse, MinnStar Bank
  • Wally Thomas, Bremer Bank
  • Andy Willaert, Gislason & Hunter LLP
  • Kevin Yager, Citizens Bank Minnesota
  • Bob Zalenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
  • Sam Ziegler, Director, Greenseam