About

Proudly Farmers First  SM

FBN  SM is on a mission to create a future of farming that puts Farmers First by democratizing information, providing unbiased analytics, and creating competition for farmers’ business.

Farm-Born Values

Farmers are the ultimate entrepreneurs — managing complex businesses on their own when the odds are often stacked against them. FBN strives to have the same values and work ethic as the farmer entrepreneurs in the network. Many FBN team members are farmers, grew up on farms, or have a deep connection to the land, so this is personal.

Farmers First

Independent and Unbiased

Honesty, Fairness, and Trust

Democratizing Information

Conceived by Farmers, Built by Innovators, and Improved Together

The FBN Network came about when farmers wanted to develop an independent, unbiased, and objective farmer-driven information source — no marketing fluff, just the facts on raw performance. They knew that if they could share their agronomic precision data with one another, they could all make better decisions on seeds and agronomics.

Working together, they knew they could learn vastly more than by looking only at just their own farms, thereby unlocking the true power of the precision farm data they’d paid for. These farmers wanted objective information on seeds, fertility, soils and dreamed of what might be discovered scientifically from having more data. They wanted transparency and to be treated fairly in the market. They wanted to build a company that reflected their values and truly put them, the farmers, first.


When these innovative farmers met with technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs, this dream become a reality — Farmers Business Network  SM. At every point along the way, the FBN team has listened closely to its earliest farmers and dozens of farmer advisors to make sure the network is building a future of farming that truly puts Farmers First.


What started as the dream of a handful of farmers in 2014 spread to a network of thousands of America’s best farmers managing over 8 million acres in just two years. As each new farmer joins the {highlights.fbn} Network, every member’s seed information, agronomic analytics, and buying power gets stronger. When farmers connect, farmers win - and the services, technology, and network keep growing.

Want to Work for Farmers Business Network?

Outstanding companies are built by outstanding people. The FBN team goes to work everyday to ensure American farmers stay profitable while they feed the world. Want to join?

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Who Makes Up FBN

Farm raised or farmers themselves, the Farmer Experience Team focuses on making your farm thrive.
  • Alissa Henley
    Illinois
  • Amanda McArthur
    Saskatchewan
  • Amelia Coyle
    Colorado
  • Anastasia Cunico
    South Dakota
  • Andrew Wetovick
    Nebraska
  • Anthony Lucich
    California
  • Aqueena Clennett
    Alberta
  • Austin Lucht
    South Dakota
  • Austin Teeling
    Iowa
  • Bart Eads
    Indiana
  • Bill Jacobs
    Texas
  • Bill Prince
    Indiana
  • Brady Bunde
    South Dakota
  • Brady King
    South Dakota
  • Brandon Winter
    Minnesota
  • Brant Caley
    Colorado
  • Breagen Jamieson
    Saskatchewan
  • Brennan Baune
    South Dakota
  • Brian Fleury
    Saskatchewan
  • Brian Van Heerde
    South Dakota
  • Brock Hanten
    South Dakota
  • Bryce Hogness
    North Dakota
  • Caleb Frey
    Louisiana
  • Chad Pater
    South Dakota
  • Chelsey Daly
    South Dakota
  • Clay Anderson
    South Dakota
  • Clinton Roush
    Ohio
  • Cody Beck
    South Dakota
  • Colin Miller
    South Dakota
  • Cooper Kruesel
    South Dakota
  • Cotton Rohrscheib
    Arkansas
  • Dan Hawkins
    Minnesota
  • Danielle Morgan
    Ohio
  • Danika Dixon
    Washington
  • David Plaziak
    South Dakota
  • Dawn Burroughs
    Iowa
  • Derek Patterson
    South Dakota
  • Diana DeHart
    Missouri
  • Drake Sterk
    South Dakota
  • Drew Loneman
    South Dakota
  • Emily Fox
    Iowa
  • Eric Wedig
    Iowa
  • Erik Ahlen
    Kansas
  • Evan Harrison
    California
  • Gregory Richey
    Nebraska
  • Haley Harthoorn
    Nebraska
  • Haley Olsen
    South Dakota
  • Holt Hambright
    South Dakota
  • JaSondra Dockter
    North Dakota
  • Jack Cooney
    South Dakota
  • Jack Steichen
    South Dakota
  • Jacob Janssen
    South Dakota
  • Jake Samuelson
    South Dakota
  • Jared Moore
    Arkansas
  • Jason Hawkinson
    Wisconsin
  • Jeff Van Den Top
    South Dakota
  • Jeffery Johnson
    South Dakota
  • Jerry Stevenson
    Idaho
  • Jesse Cook
    North Dakota
  • Jessica Young
    Ontario
  • Joel Akers
    Iowa
  • Joel Pierson
    Nebraska
  • John Walker
    South Dakota
  • Jordan Hitchcock
    South Dakota
  • Josh Beam
    North Carolina
  • Joshua Duenow
    Minnesota
  • Joshua Morris
    Iowa
  • Joshua Perdue
    South Dakota
  • Joshua Ring
    South Dakota
  • Joshua Van Groningen
    South Dakota
  • Joshua Collisi
    Indiana
  • Justus Bass
    South Daktoa
  • Kaitlin Hoinacki
    South Dakota
  • Karen Petersen
    South Dakota
  • Kayla McMackin
    South Dakota
  • Kevin Van Gessel
    Ohio
  • Kip Jangula
    North Dakota
  • Kirt Wells
    Ohio
  • Krista Petersen
    South Dakota
  • Krista Schoeppner
    South Dakota
  • Kurt Wilson
    Kansas
  • Langston Newton
    South Dakota
  • LeAnn Keller
    Ohio
  • Les Riley
    Mississippi
  • Mackade Skinner
    Colorado
  • Marc Fortin
    Alberta
  • Maria Weber
    South Dakota
  • Mark Neitzke
    South Dakota
  • Mark Ruesch
    South Dakota
  • Matt Dahle
    South Dakota
  • Matt Herrmann
    Iowa
  • Matt Meehan
    South Dakota
  • Matt Pflum
    Illinois
  • Matthew Hoxmeier
    Nebraska
  • Matthew Wavra
    Minnesota
  • Michael Hebdon
    Washington
  • Michael Myhre
    North Dakota
  • Mick Nelson
    South Dakota
  • Mitchell Brame
    Kentucky
  • Morganne Miles
    South Dakota
  • Nathan Adrian
    South Dakota
  • Nathan Graphenteen
    South Dakota
  • Neil Hylla
    South Dakota
  • Neil McCormick
    Montana
  • Nicholas Becker
    Nebraska
  • Nick Lund
    Indiana
  • Nick Miller
    South Dakota
  • Pete Edlefson
    South Dakota
  • Railey Brown
    Texas
  • Regan Miller
    Saskatchewan
  • Regina Minary
    South Dakota
  • Robin Schaefer
    Illinois
  • Rose Cleary
    South Dakota
  • Samuel Johnson
    South Dakota
  • Sangeeta Motwani
    Alberta
  • Scott Scruggs
    South Dakota
  • Steve Arnoldy
    South Dakota
  • Steven Hoffman
    North Dakota
  • Steven Maxted
    Manitoba
  • Taylor Truckey
    Michigan
  • Terry Lambert
    Kansas
  • Tess Owens
    South Dakota
  • Todd Conner
    Indiana
  • Todd Underwood
    Minnesota
  • Todd Van Gessel
    Ohio
  • Travis Fawcett
    South Dakota
  • Travis Rinner
    Iowa
  • Trevor Overstreet
    Indiana
  • Tucker Dirbas
    South Dakota
  • Ty Oswald
    Nebraska
  • Tyler Haudrich
    South Daktoa
  • Tyler Lauridsen
    Colorado
  • Wayne Beckman
    Illinois
  • Will Hightower
    Arkansas
We are scientists, engineers, farmers, and entrepreneurs passionate about solving difficult problems. We’re maniacally focused on building amazing products and creating great experiences and value for growers. Together, our team has decades of experience in agronomy, precision agriculture, data science, technology, and farming.
  • Alex Macdonald, PhD
    Software Developer
  • Alexander Mohr
    Software Developer
  • Alissa Welker
    Operations Lead
  • Althea Dyer
    Paralegal
  • Amol Deshpande
    CEO
  • Andy Cahoy
    Head of Sales Development
  • Austin Killin
    Account Specialist/Procurement
  • Ben Harms
    Growth Manager
  • Brandon Caudell
    Software Developer
  • Catherine Zuo
    Staff Accountant
  • Charles Baron
    VP of Product
  • Chase Warner
    Supply Manager
  • Chelsie Miller
    HR Generalist
  • Chris Brichford
    Software Developer
  • Chris Megrue
    Business Operations
  • Cody Bills
    Grain Trader
  • Craig Sadler
    Operations Engineer
  • Curtis Nelson
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • Dan English
    Head of Strategic Finance
  • Daniel Zook
    Community Manager
  • Danny Turkovich
    Product Manager
  • Dennis Kautz
    Head of Sales Development
  • Derek Cho
    Accounting Manager
  • Devin Lammers
    Head of Growth
  • Dudley Stephens
    Director of Crop Merchandising
  • Ed Rowe
    VP of Engineering
  • Ellen Childress
    Recruiting Coordinator
  • Eric Carnell
    VP Corporate General Counsel
  • Eric Scott
    Supply Chain Analyst
  • Esta Kor
    Office Manager
  • Fei Teng, MS
    Software Developer
  • Garrett Larimer
    Senior Accountant
  • Grace Hsiung
    Payroll & Benefits Specialist
  • Ivan Ven Osdel
    Software Developer
  • James Ewing
    Warehouse Worker
  • James Yen
    Controller
  • Jayant Ahalawat
    Data Scientist
  • Jo Ellen Krchnak
    Supply Chain Office Manager
  • John Ferrigan
    Product Designer
  • Jordan Taylor
    Product Manager
  • Josh Lewis
    Software Developer
  • Kaylie Leuthold
    Office Manager
  • Kelby Kleinssasser
    VP Operations
  • Kenton Small
    Business Systems Analyst
  • Kevin Gu, MS
    Software Developer
  • Kevin Hagen
    Warehouse Manager
  • Kira Dylla
    HR Business Partner
  • Kurt Alles
    Growth Associate
  • Kurt Tsuo
    GM FBN Direct
  • Larry Trebesch
    COO
  • Lauren Fosheim
    Events Manager
  • Lindsay Clairmont
    Data Collections Specialist
  • Lucas Strom
    VP of Midwest Operations
  • Lydia Bai
    Financial Analyst
  • Margaret Sizemore
    Data Collections Specialist
  • Maria Olide
    CFO
  • Mark Willey
    Software Developer
  • Matt Dinse
    Supply Chain Analyst
  • Matthew Meisner, PhD
    Data Scientist
  • Megan Fallon
    Senior Manager, Marketplace
  • Merrill Friesen
    Engineer
  • Michael Flynn
    Product Marketing Manager
  • Michael Snyder
    VP Inputs
  • Mitch Bush
    Traffic & Logistics Specialist
  • Mutian Niu
    Data Scientist
  • Olga Ballard
    Corporate Intern
  • Paul Rosenfield, MS
    Data Scientist
  • Peter Grogan
    Growth Associate
  • Peter Sherman
    Sales Analytics Manager
  • Po-Lin Yeh, MS
    Software Developer
  • Pranjal Gaur
    Staff Accountant
  • Richard Wedmann
    VP Sales
  • Rob Hamlin
    Supply Chain Manager
  • Roderick Carroll
    Software Developer
  • Sally Krueger
    Marketing Manager
  • Sanat Dave
    VP Supply Chain
  • Sara Williams
    Recruiting Manager
  • Shannon Fong
    Marketing Associate
  • Steven Lee
    Corporate Counsel
  • Tan Doan
    Software Developer
  • Tom Staples
    GM, Canada
  • Tracy Pell
    Commercial Marketing Manager
  • Yaodong Hu, PhD
    Data Scientist
  • Yoni Ackerman
    Data Scientist
  • Zach Conrad
    Product Manager
Farmers Business Network works with leaders in agriculture and technology to deliver the best possible service to farmers and their trusted advisers.
  • Eli Collins
    Chief Technologist Cloudera
  • Eric Feng
    CTO Flipboard
    Former CTO, Hulu
  • George Thornton
    CEO National Wild Turkey Federation
    Former President & CEO, Agriliance
  • Mark Leidy
    Former EVP Manufacturing Monsanto
  • Rick Tolman
    Former CEO National Corn Growers Association
Farmers Business Network is built to last. We are fortunate to have partnered with incredible investors who have helped build amazing companies in technology, food, and agriculture. Our investors are committed for the long-term to our mission of empowering growers.

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  • Technology & Operations
    San Carlos, CA
  • Farmer Experience
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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