2016 AgStar Board of Directors

  Wesley Beck is a self-employed hog producer and crop farmer in St. James, Minnesota. He serves as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. Wesley serves on the St. James Medical Center Foundation Board. He is a member of the Watonwan County Pork, Corn and Soybean Producers, Minnesota Soybean Processors and Heron Lake Bio-energy. Wesley was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2008, and his term expires in 2017.
  Eunice (Eunie) Biel is a self-employed dairy and grain farmer in Harmony, Minnesota. She serves on the Executive Board for Minnesota Farmers, the Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority and has been the Bristol Township Clerk since 2010. Eunie was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2014, and her term expires in 2017.
David Bollman is a self-employed grain farmer in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Dave has three years of previous experience on the AgStar Board. He was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2004, and his current term expires in 2016.
Ann Broome,Outside Director, is self-employed as a Human Resource Consultant for the Seinna Group in Austin, Texas. She has over 25 years’ experience with people and operations leadership with hands-on experience in every aspect of HR, corporate governance, policies and systems, and general management. Ann was first appointed to the AgStar Board in 2012, and her term expires in 2019. 
Kaye Compart, Chairperson of the Board, is a self-employed swine producer in Nicollet, Minnesota. She is the past president of the University of Minnesota College of Ag Alumni Board and past chairman of the Nicollet County Planning and Zoning Board. Kaye was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2001, and her term expires in 2018.
Terry Ebeling is a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in Owatonna, Minnesota. Terry is a member of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations. Mr. Ebeling was first elected to the AgStar Board in 1993, and his term expires in 2016.
Spencer Enninga is a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in Fulda, Minnesota. He is a member of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, as well as a member/owner of corn and soybean processing plants. Spencer was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2005, and his term expires in 2017.
Joyce Fernando, Outside Director, is currently the Plant Controller for ConAgra Foods in Park Rapids, Minnesota. She has also worked for The Walt Disney Company in a variety of finance positions for over 14 years and is a member of Women’s Foodservice Forum. Joyce was first appointed to the AgStar Board in 2015, and her term expires in 2017.
Larry Fischer is a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. He is President and Treasurer of Fischer Dairy, Inc. Larry was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2012, and his term expires in 2017.
Dale Holmgren, Vice Chairperson of the Board, is a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in North Mankato, Minnesota. He is President of Svin Hus, Inc., a swine operation. Dale was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2001, and his term expires in 2016.
Steven Johnson is a self-employed grain farmer in Windom, Minnesota. He serves as a Windom Area Hospital Foundation Board Member; is a past member of the CoBank Nominating Committee; and has served on the Land O’Lakes Advisory Council. Steve was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2004, and his term expires in 2016.
Kevin Koppendrayer is a self-employed crop farmer and Seed Sales Professional for Dupont Pioneer in Princeton, Minnesota. He is a Board member for the East Central Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and an active member of the Foods Resource Bank. Kevin was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2006, and his term expires in 2019.
David Kretzschmar is a self-employed dairy, forage and grain farmer in Mellen, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Holstein Association and National Holstein Association. David was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2002, and his term expires in 2017.
Bill McCue is a self-employed corn and soybean farmer in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Bill, together with his son, Tom, represent fifth and sixth generation McCue farmers in the area. He has 30+ years experience as a CPA and business valuation consultant. Bill was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2007, and his term expires in 2016.
Greg Nelson is a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in Spring Valley, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Elmwood, Wisconsin, Economic Development Committee; President of the Elmwood School Board; and Director on the Wisconsin Beef Council. Greg was first elected to the AgStar Board in 1986, and his term expires in 2017.
Rick (Ricky) Sommers  was a self-employed dairy farmer for 35 years at Sommertime Dairy in Waseca, Minnesota. A family transition of the dairy’s management to Rick’s son and daughter occurred in late 2014, with Rick and wife, Bunny, maintaining a significant ownership in the dairy. Rick is a graduate of the Minnesota Agriculture and Leadership - Class I (MARL), a member of the Appraisal Institute, American Farm Bureau, and an Associate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Mr. Sommers was first elected to the AgStar Board in 2006, and his term expires in 2018.