Robby is part of a family farming operation in Nicollet, which grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and barley and operates a 250-cow herd. In addition to 40 Square, Robby serves on several other boards as well.
Cole has been involved with Minnesota Soybean for 10+ years, serving on both the Association Board as well as the Minnesota Research and Promotion Council. Today Cole farms corn, soybeans, and raises a few cattle and custom feed hogs with his family in Springfield.
United Farmers Cooperative
Jeff is currently the President/CEO of United Farmers Cooperative (UFC). Prior to joining UFC in 1995 as their VP of Feed, he spent several years in sales and sales management positions with Growmark and Land O Lakes. Jeff was born and raised on a large diversified dairy farm in Wisconsin.
Curt is currently a member of Cooperative Network’s board of directors and serves as the Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation’s vice chair. Curt operates a family corn and soybean farm near Minneota.
Lauwagie Farms, Inc
Kevin has served as the Director of United Farmers Cooperative since 1997. He currently chairs the board of RS Fiber, and is a member of the GFW FFA Alumni. Located in Winthrop, Kevin has served on various other boards while maintaining a corn and soybean farm with his wife, Sue.
Bruce is the director of Farmers Co-op of Milroy and has been corporate director for Associated Milk Producers Inc. for the last 18 years. He has also been a township clerk for 20 years. In addition to his board service, Bruce milks 300 cows and farms 1,300 acres in Walnut Grove, Minn.
DKR Swine Farm
Karen currently serves on the Executive Committee of the United States Meat Export Federation and National Pork Board. Karen and her husband, Dave, operate a third-generation family-owned, swine and crop farm located near Montgomery.
Minnesota Farmers Union
Therese and her husband Brian are members of Minnesota Farmers Union and they farm corn, soybeans and cattle in Butterfield, Minn. Now retired, she worked at Shakopee Police Department for 30 years as their Records Supervisor.
Crystal Valley Cooperative
Dean serves as a board director for Crystal Valley Cooperative. He has served as a Ceresco Township supervisor since 2000 and have been active on the St. Peter’s Lutheran church council for 22 years. He and his wife, Tammy, have been farming in the Vernon Center area since 1987.