State of the Agriculture Panel
Join us for the 2022 State of Ag Panel on July 26th from 11:45-1pm
Meet your Panelists!
Senator Gary Dahms - Former Redwood County Commissioner and State Senator for District 16. He is Chairman of the Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee.
Brian Knochenmus - Brian is the president and CEO of Ralco Nutrition, a 3rd generation family-owned business that focuses on providing solutions for efficient nutrient conversion in both animals and plants. Brian also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The trū Shrimp Companies. Brian has a passion for innovation and a heart for agriculture, desiring to create awareness and alignment between food producers and consumers.
Mike Boerboom - Mike is the CEO of Boerboom Ag Resources, a family farming operation that produces about 400,000 market pigs annually. Mike also serves on the board of Wholestone Foods, a farmer owned pork packing plant in Fremont, NE, the Minnesota Pork Board and is the President of Marshall Amateur Hockey Association.
Carolyn Olson - Carolyn grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and joined her husband on the farm in 1988. Once there, she quickly learned the ropes; preferring spring and fall tillage as well as running the combine.
As an organic crop farmer from southwestern Minnesota, Carolyn has served in many policy development and leadership roles both on a local, state, and national level. Carolyn has a passion for bringing together all types of farmers to secure a better future for all of agriculture. Carolyn also makes a delicious cinnamon roll. Ask her for her recipe.
Meet your Facilitator Ken Fransky- Agronomy Services Manager at Centrol. 27 years in the Agriculture industry including the last 6 at Centrol. His prior experience includes agronomic sales, support, and training in ag retailer and the seed industry.