Member Information

Name:  Kevin Bachmeier
Position:  Fertilizer Industry
City:  Apple Valley, MN
Term End Date:  7/1/2021
Name:  William Gibbons
Position:  SD Ag Experiment Station, Non-Voting
City:  Brookings, SD
Term End Date:  
Biography:
Interim Director of South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU, Interim Assistant Vice President of Technology Transfer, Interim Associate Dean for Research of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences,
Distinguished Professor of Biology and Microbiology for the College of Natural Sciences
William (Bill) Gibbons has a highly accomplished research career at SDSU, attaining the rank of professor in 1997. He has continued to serve SDSU with distinction in all three core areas, teaching microbiology courses, serving on diverse committees, and above all, leading and inspiring a substantial research program that has impacted many colleagues, the university and regional industry in profound ways. His work focuses on applied microbiology and biotechnology, specifically in value addition to agricultural products through bioprocessing.
He is recognized by his peers as a leader and critical contributor in applied microbiology and biotechnology.
Name:  Bruce Haines
Position:  Farmer, Member of the State Conservation Commission
City:  Mitchell, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2021
Name:  Trevor Hupp
Position:  SD Dept of Ag, Non-Voting
City:  Pierre, SD
Term End Date:  
Name:  Richard Jenny
Position:  Certified Crop Advisor
City:  Benson, MN
Term End Date:  7/1/2020
Biography:
BS: NDSU, Crop and Weed Science, Agronomy
MS: NDSU, Crop and Weed Science, Agronomy

1987 – 1990: Self-employed crop consultant and soil sampling business, Fargo, ND
Serving growers in the Red River Valley of ND and MN

1990 – 2000: Tech-service agronomist AGSCO, Inc., Grand Forks, ND
Tech-support for ND, MN, SD and MT

2000 – Present: Agronomist, AGVISE Laboratories, Benson, MN
I serve agronomist, crop consultants, fertilizer dealers, and growers in the Upper Great Plains, mainly in SD, MN and NE. I specialize in soil, plant tissue and manure nutrient testing, and providing fertilizer recommendations with emphasis on crop production.

Certified Crop Advisor:
1994: Became a CCA
2001 – Present: Member of the SD CCA Board, on the Ethics and Exam committees.
Name:  Bryan Jorgensen
Position:  Environmental Organization, Non-Voting
City:  Ideal, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2021
Name:  Jim Loken, PhD
Position:  Fertilizer Industry
City:  Wahpenton, ND
Term End Date:  7/1/2019
Biography:
•BS from North Dakota State University
•MS and PhD from North Dakota State University in Plant Sciences
•Current Position: Helena Agri-Enterprises Product Manager (7 years)
•Peer-reviewed publications
Name:  Dana Loseke
Position:  Environmental Organization, Non-Voting
City:  Sioux Falls, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2019
Biography:
Dana Loseke was General Manager for Dean's Foods milk plants in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Since his retirement in 2011 Dana has volunteered his time in the development of Good Earth State Park. He has a deep appreciation for the conservation of South Dakota's natural resources, and organized a non-profit group, "Friends of the Big Sioux River" (FBSR), which addresses the non-point source pollution within the BIg Sioux River watershed. FBSR strategy is to bring people together to seek solutions.
Name:  Colin Nachtigal
Position:  Grower Organization
City:  Harrold, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2020
Name:  Ryan Schuchhardt
Position:  Fertilizer Industry
City:  Huron, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2020
Name:  Richard Vasgaard
Position:  Grower Organization
City:  Centerville, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2019
Biography:
I am a 1972 SDSU graduate and have farmed my entire life near Centerville. My wife Joyce and I have two children; Thomas and Lisa. I am a Farm Bureau member, president of S.D. Ag United, vice president of my local water district, as well as being involved my church and other local organizations.
Name:  Robert Walsh
Position:  Commodity Organization
City:  Elk Point, SD
Term End Date:  7/1/2020
Biography:
Robert Walsh is a board member of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC). Walsh and his family farm in Union and Clay counties, with the home farm located just east of Elk Point. They grow corn and soybeans, and raise seed soybeans for several seed companies. They farm both dryland and irrigated ground, mostly along or near the Big Sioux River.
Name:  Paul Wegleitner
Position:  SD DENR, Non-Voting
City:  Pierre, SD
Term End Date:  
Name:  Ryan Wolf
Position:  Specialty Fertilizer
City:  Sheldon, IA
Term End Date:  7/1/2019
Biography:
Ryan Wolf’s career has focused on agronomic issues in the Upper Midwest. For the past fifteen years, Ryan has worked for WinField United. He currently is an Agronomy Services Manager, managing the western half of the United States WinField United’s’ Agronomists. Ryan also continues to cover parts of South Dakota for WinField United as a Regional Agronomist. Ryan spends time training agronomists, growers, and applicators on all aspects of crop production but specializes in plant nutrition and weed control. During the growing season, Ryan plans, coordinates, and presents at WinField United’s’ Answer Plots. He also provides technical and sales support for WinField United.


Ryan earned his M.S. in Weed Science from South Dakota State University in 1998. He holds a B.S. in Plant Science also from South Dakota State University.