Board of Managers

District Table of Contents

  • District 1 – South Dakota counties of Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin, and Kingsbury.
  • District 2 – South Dakota counties of Lake, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, and Moody.
    Minnesota counties of Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray , Nobles, Pipestone, and Rock.
  • District 3 – Minnesota counties of Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, and Yellow Medicine.
  • District 4 – All other counties in Minnesota.
  • District 5 – All other counties in South Dakota and all other states.

Kent Howell

Term: 2016-2019

District: 1

21281 464th Ave 
Volga, SD 57071 
P: (605) 627-5668 
F: (605) 627-9434 
C: (605) 695-5668

Kent has been a farmer for the past 37 years. He is a retired firefighter with the Volga Fire Department. He received his B.S. degree in Agriculture from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, in 1977.

John Kleinjan

Term: 2017-2020

District: 1

400 Ohio Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006
C: (605) 695-2154

John has been a farmer for the past 18 years. He has been a Research Associate for Spring Wheat Genetics for South Dakota State University since 2002. He received his B.S. degree in Ag Business and a M.S. in Agronomy from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, in 1996 and 2002, respectively.

Craig Weber

Term: 2018-2021

District: 1

45202 205th St
Arlington, SD 57212
H: 605-983-5365
C: 605-690-7702

Craig has been a farmer for the past 27 years. He has served as president of Brookings Kingsbury Counties Farm Bureau and treasurer for the Denver Township. He also served on the board for Arlington Community Oil, Arlington Farmers Elevator, and Prairie Ag Partners. He received a B.S. degree in Agriculture from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, in 1989.

Robert Nelsen

Term: 2016-2019

District: 2

1173 280th Ave
Westbrook, MN 56183
H: (507) 274-5163
C: (507) 920-8432

Robert is a retired farmer. He is a state director of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and a board member of the Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers. He is also a member of the Lions, VFW and American Legion.

Maurice Odenbrett

Term: 2017-2020

District: 2

2778 41st Street
Fulda, MN 56131

Maurice is a retired farmer. He serves on the St. Gabriel’s Cemetery board.

Doyle Renaas

Term: 2018-2021

District: 2

22223 459th Ave
Nunda, SD 57050
H: 605-583-4296
C: 605-480-0103

Doyle has been a farmer for the past 33 years. He is a director for Kingsbrook Rural Water and has also served as a director for Rutland High School, Grace Church Council and the Clarno Township. He graduated with an Associate’s degree in Agriculture from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, in 1992.

Jeffery Hanson

Term: 2016-2019

District: 3

2011 Hwy 40
Madison, MN 56256
H: (320) 598-7863
C: (320) 226-6698

Jeffery has been a farmer for the past 35 years. He served as chairman for the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, Minnesota. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education from Moorhead State in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1981.

Wayne Enger

Term: 2017-2020

District: 3

2090 180th Street
Madison, MN 56256-3336
H: (320) 598-7796
C: (320) 979-6558

Wayne has been a farmer for the past 39 years. He is a former secretary of the Madison Farmers Elevator and former board member of the Lac Qui Parle County Soybean Producers. He also served as president and treasurer of the Midwest Cattlemen’s Association and is the former president and financial secretary of the Garfield Lutheran Church Board. He received a B.A. degree in Mathematics and German Literature from University of Minnesota-Morris in 1975.

Gary Goplen

Term: 2018-2021

District: 3

2574 220th St
Canby, MN 56220
H: (507) 223-5267
C: (507) 828-1477

Gary has been a farmer for the past 34 years. He was a maintenance worker for Associated Milk Producers in Dawson for 19 years. He is a former president and membership chairman for the Midwest Cattlemen’s Association. He served as group leader and on the livestock committee for the OWA 4H in Canby, Minnesota. He graduated with a degree in Farm Diesel Mechanics from Canby Vo-Tech in Canby, Minnesota, in 1983.

Gary Kruggel

Term: 2016-2019

District: 4

30217 State Hwy 15
Winthrop, MN 55396
Ph: (507) 647-4247

Gary has been a farmer for the past 21 years. He is a past board member of Winthrop Opportunities in Winthrop, Minnesota. He graduated with a degree in Sales & Marketing from Willmar Vo-Tech College, Willmar, Minnesota, in 1987.

Mark Brown

Term: 2017-2020

District: 4

1003 4th St N
St. James, MN 56081
Ph: (507) 375-5085
Cell: (507) 381-8054

Mark has been a farmer for the past 20 years. He has been employed as an agricultural loan officer in the Farm Credit system since 1981. He is a state director of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and a past president of the St. James Lions Club and First Lutheran Church in St. James, Minnesota. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Science Teaching from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota, in 1973.

Mike Reiner

Term: 2018-2021

District: 4

502 W Central St
Springfield, MN 56087
H: 507-723-8848
C: 507-227-0269

Michael has been a farmer for the past 38 years. He serves as chairman of the St. Raphael Education Board and secretary/treasurer for Southern Minnesota Farm Crops Association. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, in 1976.

Ned Skinner

Term: 2016-2019

District: 5

525 Turnberry Lane St.
Augustine, FL 32080
C: (515) 208-1714

Ned has been the President of Skinner Agri-Products, Inc. since 1998. He has served as a director for Portland Food Products in Portland, Oregon; Two Rivers Bank & Trust in Burlington, Iowa; and Nu World Foods in Naperville, Illlinois. He received his B.S. in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 1974, and earned his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981.

Ronald Anderson

Term: 2017-2020

District: 5

1414 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
C: (312) 848-9688

Ronald has been a farmer in Lyon County, Minnesota for the past 30 years. He was self-employed with RLA Trading, LLC from 1994 until December 2016. He was a Senior Vice-President at Continental Grain Company for 27 years. He was involved in the original feasibility study for the Company starting in 1992. He received a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, in 1963.

Adam Schindler

Term: 2018-2021

District: 5

PO Box 594
Reliance, SD 57569
H: 605-473-5642
C: 605-730-0009

Adam has been a farmer/rancher for the past 11 years. He serves as captain of the Reliance Fire Department, supervisor of American Creek Conservation District, and member of the National Sorghum Producers Legislative Committee. He has also served on the finance committee for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reliance, South Dakota. He received an Associates of Arts & Science degree from Sinte Gleska University, Mission, South Dakota, in 2007 and a B.S. degree in Economics from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, in 2010.