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Meet the Agweek Readers and Viewers Board

Agweek and AgweekTV has selected its first readers and viewers board. Seven members with diverse experience in agriculture have been selected to meet monthly via conference call to discuss issues facing the agricultural industry, suggest story id...

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Agweek and AgweekTV has selected its first readers and viewers board. Seven members with diverse experience in agriculture have been selected to meet monthly via conference call to discuss issues facing the agricultural industry, suggest story ideas and offer feedback from weekly reading of Agweek magazine, agweek.com and watching AgweekTV.

The members of the Agweek readers and viewers board include the following:

  • Shar Bunde (not pictured) from Sioux Falls, S.D., was raised on a grain and livestock farm in northeast South Dakota and now is a compliance analyst at technology company
  • Kara Kayser
    Kayser

    Kara Kayser, from Emery, S.D., a marketing coordinator for Trail King who married into a fifth generation farm family
  • Adam Marx
    Marx

    Adam Marx of Lake Park, Minn., who is an assistant professor of agricultural education at North Dakota State University
  • Karen Midgarden
    Midgarden

    Karen Midgarden of West Fargo, N.D., who spent 45 years as the spouse of a partner of Midgarden Potato Company in Hoople, N.D.
  • James Reiner
    Reiner

    James Reiner, who grew up on a diversified family farm near Tripp, S.D., and now serves as an ag lender with Starion Bank in Mandan, N.D.
  • Trevor Steeke, a farmer and rancher from Rhame, N.D., whose wife is an ag teacher and FFA advisor
  • Amanda Volsen
    Volsen

    Amanda Volsen grew up on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin, is a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital - Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and partners with her husband on their sixth generation farm near Wells, Minn.

These members will serve on the board through the end of 2018.

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