AgriGrowth Welcomes Five New Board Members for 2022

December 8, 2021

Saint Paul, MINN.--The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth), a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization representing the agriculture and food industry, is welcoming five new board members. These new board members were officially approved during the AgriGrowth Minnesota Ag & Food Summit on November 4, 2021. 

The five new board members joining AgriGrowth are: 

  • Greg Howard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Christensen Farms
  • Blake Holden, President of Holden Farms, Inc.
  • Hillary Myers, Regional Sales Leader for Cargill’s Ag Supply Chain
  • Howard Olson, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for AgCountry Farm Credit Services
  • Michael Yost, Owner of Yost Farm

“A big part of AgriGrowth’s strength is the diversity of our membership and leadership. From individual farmers to Fortune 100 companies, the variety of voices and the breadth of perspectives help us elevate the agri-food industry,” said Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director of AgriGrowth. “I am incredibly excited to welcome our five new board members, and know that they will help us champion issues important to our sector, build relationships with key policymakers and thought leaders, and contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.”

Outgoing AgriGrowth 2021 directors are Adam Birr of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Kristin Weeks Duncanson of Highland Family Farms, Marc Knisely of AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Glenn Stolt of Christensen Farms, Becca Martin of Cargill, and Teresa Warne of American Crystal Sugar. 

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