The Minnesota FFA Foundation Board of Trustees recently held elections. Elected to serve as chair this year –Kyle Petersen of Murdock, chair elect- Natasha Mortenson of Danvers, secretary-Veronica Bruckhoff of Minnesota Lake, treasurer- Pat Dingels of Redwood Falls and executive sponsors board chair – Kevin Paap of Garden City, and past chair – Donna Moenning of Hayfield.

Newly elected to the Minnesota FFA Foundation board of Trustees – Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield Ag News. Mark joins current board members: Katie Benson of Staples; Brian Boomgaarden of Pipestone; Jim Burns of Watertown; Michael Dove of New Ulm; Brian Fruechte of Verdi; Francis Homans of St. Paul; Jean Johnson of Grand Forks, ND; Daniel Kohls of Litchfield; Joel Larsen of New Prague; Connie Larson of Belle Plaine; Beth Pagel of Stewartville; Jason Schwantz of River Falls, WI; Juleah Tolosky of St. Paul; Valerie Velde of Roseville; Jim Weninger of Buffalo and Val Aarsvold of Altura.

Serving on the Minnesota FFA Foundation’s Executive Sponsors Board are: Rick Banes of Hudson, WI; Mark Davis of St. Peter; Rod Enberg of Motley; Rod Hebrink of Maple Lake; Dave Ladd of St. Paul and Gary Sloan of Lake Elmo.

Board members represent the following companies and organizations:

AgCountry Farm Credit Services, AgriBank, All American Co-op, BMO Harris Bank, Brownfield Ag News, CHS, Compeer Financial, Davisco Foods International, Enberg Logging, Form-A-Feed, Inc., Gislason & Hunter, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota FFA Alumni, Minnesota FFA Association, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Moenning Farms, Petersen Farms, Profinium, Inc., Purina Animal Nutrition, division of Land O’Lakes, Inc., RDL & Associates, Redwood Area Development Corp & Redwood Area Community Foundation, Riverview, LLP, University of Minnesota and ZinPro Corporation.

Members of the Minnesota FFA Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Sponsors Board work to build partnerships with individuals and business that are valuable to the growth and expansion of agricultural education and FFA programs across the state. For more information on how you can partner with and donate to the Minnesota FFA Foundation, visit

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