Board of Trustees and Executive Sponsors Board

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is governed by a board of trustees, with additional support from an executive sponsors board. These groups are comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni. During their service, board and council members strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships to provide support for FFA.


Message from Board Chair Natasha Mortenson:

Board of Trustees:

Natasha Mortenson, Riverview, LLP - Chair
Jean Johnson, AgCountry Farm Credit – Chair Elect
Kyle Petersen, Petersen Farms – Past Chair
Veronica Bruckhoff, Profinium, Inc. - Secretary
Pat Dingels, Redwood Area Development Corp -Treasurer
Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau – Chair Executive Sponsors Board
Jim Burns, Minnesota FFA Alumni
Lafe Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA Association President

Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News
Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey

Dr. Francis Homans, University of Minnesota

Joel Larsen, Minnesota FFA Advisor
Staci Martin, Martin+Co

Paula Mohr, The Farmer
Jason Schwantz, CHS, Inc.

Juleah Tolosky, Executive Secretary, Minnesota FFA Association

Mat Vaupel, Vaupel Farms
Valerie Velde, Land O’Lakes

Jim Weninger, Howard Lake Waverly Winsted High School Agricultural Educator

Executive Sponsors Board:

Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau - Chair
Rick Banes, AgriBank
Mark Davis, Davisco Food International
Rod Enberg, Enberg Logging
Rod Hebrink, Compeer Financial

Dave Ladd, RDL & Associates, LLC
Gary Sloan, BMO Harris Bank

Dan Kohls, Form-A-Feed