This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Don Hermanson is an Agribusiness Instructor at South Central College. He received his A.A. from Golden Valley Lutheran College, his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and his M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. Don teaches a variety of classes including Agronomy I and II, Agronomy Lab, Advanced Agronomy, Soils I & II, Alternative Agriculture and Ag Selling. Don is also a Certified Crop Advisor, and a graduate of the Connecting Nicollet County Leadership program. Don and his wife Rhonda have 3 children. Don enjoys golfing, reading, gardening and sports.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Pete Neigebauer is an Agribusiness Instructor at South Central College. Pete is also the director of the Professional Swine Manager project with the National Pork Board. He received his B.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. in Higher Ed. Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Pete has taught a variety of classes including Farm Business Planning and Analysis, Swine Breeding Stock, Facility Maintenance and Swine Records. Pete has also developed hybrid courses for distance deliver using various technology platforms such as Adobe Connect, WebEx and Desire to Learn for the National Pork Board and Swine Center of Excellence. He also participated in Japan and Denmark Minnesota's Governor Trade Delegation as the MnSCU System Agricultural Education Representative. He has also been a consultant for the Cooperative Housing Foundation in Romania under USAID to provide needs assessment of pork and meat processing options for small scale farmer operations in the Timisoara region.
Pete was named the 2013 Minnesota Post-secondary Agriculture Instructor by the Minnesota Farm Bureau and won the Service to Agriculture Award from the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club. Pete and his wife farm in rural New Ulm

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Welding Instructor Craig Smith has been an instructor with South Central College for four years and taught for 31 years with District 77 prior to that. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Minnesota State Univeristy Mankato. He teaches the Agriculture Industrial and Facility Maintenance courses. He enjoys collecting old tractors and cars, and also operates Smith Farms. He and his wife, Karen have 1 son, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Denise Reeser is an Agribusiness Instructor at South Central College. Previously, she taught agriculture and FFA for 18 years at Brainerd High School. Denise holds a B.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the MAAE, an MN FFA Honorary Degree holder and a past MN State FFA Officer. Denise and her family show horses, and she also serves as a horse judge and 4-H volunteer. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Megan Roberts is an Agribusiness Instructor at South Central College. She holds a B.S. in Applied Plant Science with minors in applied economics, international agriculture and sustainable agriculture. She also has a M.S. in Scientific, Technical and Environmental Policy with a special focus on ag policy. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Megan received the U of M Humphrey Public Leaders Fellowship and Presidential Scholarship. She was also awarded the Harvard Business School MOC Best Paper Runner-Up. Megan teaches a variety of classes at South Central College including Agricultural Transfer and Law, Principles of Farm Recordkeeping and Livestock Production Principles. Megan and her husband farm in rural Madelia, where they raise crops and farrow-to-finish hogs. Megan was also a Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalist, and had her head carved in 90lbs. of butter!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Bruce White is an Agribusiness Service Technician Instructor at South Central College. He teaches a variety of classes including power trains, hydraulics, gas and diesel engines 1 and 2 and tractor repair 1 and 2. He holds an A.A. from Worthington Community College and a B.S. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to teaching, he worked as a farm credit loan officer, managed a hog facility and worked as a mechanic for Seneca Foods, bringing a wealth of knowledge in agriculture to his teaching. Bruce and his wife Romi, have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He participates in the Military Honor Guard and enjoys farming.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Agribusiness Instructor Jim Zwaschka has been an Agricultural Service Technician Instructor at South Central College for 5 years, but has been teaching fire training at SCC for long before that. He also worked at a local Case IH dealership for 23 years, prior to becoming an agricultural service instructor. Jim holds degrees as an Agricultural Service Technician, Fire Fighter I and II and Fire Instructor. He is currently completing his B.S. in Career and Technical Education from Bemidji State University. In 2009, Jim was awarded the FITOAM Fire Instructor of the Year. Jim and his wife Tami have 2 children. He enjoys antique tractor pulling and his time as Captain of North Mankato Fire.

Farm Business Management 

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-426-8355) Brad is Farm Busines Management instructor in the Fairfax area.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-492-2141) Ira has been a Farm Business Management Instructor in Montgomery for over 33 years. He holds a BS in Agricultural Education and a MEd both from the University of Minnesota. Ira is also a charter member of the National Farm and Ranch Business Management Association. He has served as Treasurer, President and as a representative to the National Council for Agricultural Education. He also served on his local school board for 14 years. Ira has received the MAAE Region 7 Outstanding Adult Instructor award, Outstanding Agriculturalist in Scott County award and received the Distinguished Service Award for National Farm and Ranch Business Management Educators Association. In Ira's spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, children and granddaughter. He also enjoys baseball, hockey and football as well as horse racing, playing cards and visiting with friends.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-332-5813) Eric Kinsley is a Farm Business Management Instructor in the Faribault area.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-389-7391) Tina has been a Farm Business Management Instructor at South Central College for the past 5 years, working in the Mankato and New Ulm area. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Studies from University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and a M.Ed from the University of Minnesota. Previously, she worked at United Farmers Cooperative in Farm Equipment and Grain Systems Sales. She has also works for her family's dairy farm. Tina and her husband, Kyle have 1 son. Tina enjoys farming with her husband a parents, and like to cook and bake for her family and friends.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-995-5346) Myron is in his 9th year as a Farm Business Management instructor at South Central College. Myron has his B.S. in Agriculture Education from the University of Minnesota and has been a Certified Crop Advisor since 1993. Myron and his fiancé Carol enjoy many hobbies and activities including gardening, woodworking, fishing and other remodeling projects. Myron serves on the McLeod County Corn and Soybean Board and was a state director for 3 ½ years. He was able to participate in the first Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council "See for Yourself" trip to China. He also currently serves as Treasurer for the National Farm and Ranch Business Management Education Association.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-389-7304) Brent is one of the newest faculty members at South Central College. He has worked as an agriculture loan officer, a financial and credit analyst for AgQuest, and an accounting analyst for Wakefield Pork. He and his wife Lori, have 2 children. Brent is also a member of the GFW FFA Alumni Association, a Legion baseball coach, the GFW Athletic Boosters President, and is a board member for the Winthrop Game Protective League. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-526-2894) Al has been a Farm Business Management Instructor since 1991. He earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and his M.S. from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He also worked at the University of Minnesota Waseca for 10 years prior to becoming a FBM instructor. Al is married to his wife Susan, and they have 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law and a granddaughter. In his spare time, he like spending time with his family, farming and traveling.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-766-6677) Wayne is a Farm Business Management instructor in the Sleepy Eye area.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-232-3916) Robin has been a Farm Business Management Instructor in Nicollet with South Central College for the past 28 years. Robin graduated with a B.S. from Iowa State University and a M.Ed from the University of Minnesota. Robin was also a high school agriculture teacher prior to becoming a FBM Instructor. Robin was awarded the FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer award and the Engagement Award from South Central College. Robin and his wife, Susan have 3 daughters.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(507-521-1232) Todd has been with South Central College in the past as a Farm Business Management, but recently joined the FBM team again in 2016. He serves the Waldorf-Pemberton area. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-389-7288) Pam is a Farm Business Management Instructor at South Central College. Pam earned her B.S. in Agriculture Education from the University of Minnesota. Prior to working at South Central, Pam worked for Land O'Lakes as a Livestock Production Specialist. Pam has been awarded the Land O'Lakes Rookie of the Year and Summit Club award. She has also won the Minnesota Farm Bureau Excellence in Ag award. She has been the county's "Friend of 4-H" winner and was awarded the Region 7 MAAE Outstanding Post-Secondary/Adult Program of the Year. Pam and her husband, Tim have 2 children. They all enjoy working with 4-H programs, and the MN 4-H Livestock programs. They take every opportunity they can to share the story of agriculture. Pam enjoys gardening- vegetables and flowers, and watching her children plant and harvest in the garden as well.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-332-5836) Mark is a Farm Business Management Instructor in the Faribault area.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-332-5837) Jeff is a Farm Business Management Instructor in the Faribault area and started in 2015. Prior to that, he worked as an Agronomist for 10 years and as a Commodity Broker and Marketing Advisory for 15 years. Jeff has a B.S. in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics. He also volunteers as a 4-H leader, and serves as the seretary of the Dakota/Rice Corn and Soybean Growers. He and his wife Kathryn, have 3 children.