AgriGrowth Announces Nikki Deyle as New Director of Strategic Engagement

November 21, 2022

Saint Paul, Minn. -- The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) announced Nikki Deyle as its New Director of Strategic Engagement. Deyle, who also owns and operates Stonehill Farms in Browerville, Minnesota, has extensive industry experience and previously worked for AgriGrowth from 2005-2008. She most recently worked as an industry consultant where she executed the planning of large-scale events, trade shows, and annual meetings.

“We are very excited to welcome Nikki Deyle back to AgriGrowth,” said Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director of AgriGrowth. “Her passion, energy, and wealth of experience conducting outreach with agricultural producers, associations, and the business community will serve AgriGrowth well. She has a deep understanding of our industry and will help us elevate issues critical to strengthening our sector and supporting our diverse membership across agri-food.”

Deyle has more than two decades of experience working in the agri-food industry and will be an invaluable asset and resource for AgriGrowth members.

“I am excited to return to AgriGrowth, and I look forward to connecting with and expanding our membership as Director of Strategic Engagement,” said Deyle. “AgriGrowth works hand-in-hand with members and policymakers to drive discussions, engage in advocacy, and solve complex problems to ensure that our world has the food, fuel, and fiber it needs. From developing the next generation of talent to elevating sustainability in agriculture, I am ready to help lift up the voice of our industry and members.”

AgriGrowth is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization representing the agriculture and food industry. You can learn more about AgriGrowth at


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