This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Lamb & Wool Management Instructor Philip Berg was born and raised on a Pipestone area sheep farm and continues to work with his family's sheep operation. He graduated with an Animal Science degree from South Dakota State University and also received a Master's Degree in Animal and Range Science from North Dakota State University. After receiving his Master's Degree, Philip worked for the North Dakota State University Research Center in Hettinger, ND. After six years with the NDSU Research Center, he returned to Pipestone where he was employed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Pipestone County for eleven years. Philip began his role as a Lamb and Wool Instructor in June of 2005.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Lamb & Wool Management Instructor Mike Caskey is a Lamb & Wool Management Instructor at MN West. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Animal Science. He worked as an extension agent for the University of Minnesota Extension Service for three years prior to becoming an instructor. Mike has been with the Lamb and Wool program for the last 39 years. Under his guidance, the program has worked with over 10,000 sheep producers from all over the United States and several foreign countries, bringing them the latest in sheep management information. His innovative sheep management concepts and producer education methods have helped producers in the Pipestone area prosper in sheep production, earning the reputation of being on the "cutting edge" of sheep management technology. Mike is sought after as a speaker on sheep programs throughout the country and also a judge for many major sheep shows. He owns and has managed seedstock sheep operations, lamb feedlots, and large commercial ewe flocks. In addition, he has been a consultant to feed companies, lamb packing plants, sheep equipment manufacturers and government agencies. He has served as President of the National Sheep Association; chairman of the National Sheep Industry Development Board; President of the American Hampshire Sheep Association; Coordinator of the National Sheep Industry Leadership School and as president or director of numerous state and regional sheep associations. He was inducted into the Minnesota Livestock Hall of Fame in 1994.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Lamb & Wool Support Staff Jodi Christensen works as a registration specialize at Minnesota West, and has been there for 7 years. She holds a B.S. in Office Administration from Southwest Minnesota State University. Jodi is an integral part of helping our students succeed. She and her husband, Brian have 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and loves summer outdoor activities.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-728-8400) Prior to joining Minnesota West, Aaron was a Farm Business Management instructor at South Central College. He serves the Waldorf-Pemberton area. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mike Dierks has been a Farm Business Management Instructor at Minnesota West for 14 years. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Business and a B.A. in Commercial Economics from South Dakota State University. He also holds an MBA from Southwest Minnesota State University. He is also a certified Risk Management Consultant through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Mike has been awarded the MAAE Region 6 Outstanding Beginning Adult Farm Management Instructor, and the program has been awarded the MAEE Region 6 Outstanding Adult Farm Management Program.
Mike is married and has 3 children. He enjoys spending time on his farm, playing sports and taking part in many outdoor and sportsman activities. In his previous life before Farm Business Management, he was an agricultural lender for 15 years.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kent has been a Farm Business Management Instructor at Minnesota West for the past 7 years. Prior to joining the team at Minnesota West, he worked as a high school agriculture teacher. Kent has his MEd in Agricultural Education. Kent and his wife Jolynn, have 4 children. In his spare time, he enjoys working outside and fishing. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paul is a Farm Business Management instructor at Minnesota West. He had a degree in Ag Education from the Universtiy of Minnesota. Before joining Minnesota West, he taught Ag Education and was an FFA Advisor at both Marshall High School and Blue Earth Area High School. Paul was the 2010 MN Farm Bureau Discussion Meet winner and the 2013 MN Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair. In 2009, he was also named the FFA Advisor of the Year. Paul and his wife Ruth have 5 children. Paul enjoys farming and spending time with his family, as well as spreading the positive message of agriculture. Paul also volunteers his time with the MN Farm Bureau, 4-H, his church, and Marshall FFA.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lori started teaching Farm Business Management in July of 2015. Prior to this, she taught agribusiness and economics at SMSU. She holds a BS in Ag Business and Business Administration and a Masters in Business. Lori and her husband have 5 children, and she enjoys gardening and reading.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bob Roesler has been a Farm Business Management Instructor for 27 years. He earned his B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. He has won the MAAE Teacher of the Year Award and the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award. His emphasis in Farm Business Management is on financial management.
Bob and his wife Marlene, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Bob enjoys watching college sports, gardening, mentoring and participating in regional government activities.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Justin has been a Farm Business Management Instructor at MN West for the past 4 years. He holds a B.S. in Ag Education, a M.S. in Ag Education and a M.A. in Administration. Previously, Justin taught at Martin County High School and at Maple River High School. In 2006, he was awarded the Outstanding High School Program and in 2014 the Outstanding FBM Program.
He and his wife Jill have 3 children: Morgan, Colby and Cade. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and officiating football and basketball games.