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Don Harberts - Agronomy Division Manager, Rock Valley (712) 451-6281
Don started working at Farmers Elevator Cooperative in 1992 as the Doon location manager / Agronomy division manager. He graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1983 with a degree in applied science. Don is married to Lori and has three sons, Derek who is married to Kelly and lives in Sioux Falls, Taylor who is a senior at Iowa State University, and Brendan who is a freshman at STI in Sioux Falls. Don enjoys camping, riding motorcycle, and would be considered somewhat of a Disney fanatic.
Randy Kooima - Agronomist, Rock Valley (712) 470-4256
Randy started working part-time for Farmers Elevator Cooperative at the Doon location in the spring of 1987. That fall he started full-time in the grain department, managing the west concrete and running floater in the spring of 1988. In the summer of 1993, He moved in as the field agronomist/floater operator for the Rock Valley location. He was in that position until the summer of 2004, when he went to work for A&I Products in the Tech Department. He was in that position until the fall of 2008 and returned to work as the Agronomist for the Rock Valley location. Randy currently lives in Sioux Center with his wife Charlotte, daughters Alexis who is 6 and Taryn who is 3. His hobbies include snowmobiling in Colorado and Wyoming, boating in Yankton with the girls, and spending time taking care of his yard. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Brian Loerts - Agronomist, Rock Rapids (712) 470-4802
Brian started with Farmers Elevator Cooperative as an intern in the summer of 2001 and full-time in December of 2003. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College and Northwest Missouri State University. He is from the Sibley-Ocheyedan area.
Dillon Swanson - Agronomy Sales, Rock Rapids call location
Dillon grew up in Canton and studied at SDSU. Dillon is coming to us from Vibury Coop Elevator where he was for 2 years after graduation.