HISTORY
  • 2013
    • March – Greater Mankato Growth Board of Directors holds first round table discussion on furthering ag business across the region
  • 2014
    • January – Greater Mankato Growth holds an Agricultural Business Summit
    • June – Steering Committee formed to guide and develop the initiative*
    • November – Greater Mankato Growth Board of Directors commits $250,000 to launch the project
  • 2015
    • April – Hired first staff member dedicated to the initiative
    • June – Action teams were formed to concentrate on strategic areas of work
    • August – Branding work began
  • 2016
    • June – New brand launched
    • December – Announced that GreenSeam will take over the 35th annual Rural Legislative Forum in 2017
  • 2017
  • 2018
    • GreenSeam officially becomes GreenSeam, LLC

First Official GreenSeam Steering Committee Members:

  • Jim Beal, JBeal Real Estate Group/ City of Eagle Lake
  • Travis Brovold, RSM US LLP
  • Mitch Davis, Davis Family Holdings/ Davis Family Dairies
  • Brad & Meg Freking, New Fashion Pork, LLP
  • Jodie Hermer, Compeer Financial
  • Steve Kibble, (KEI) Kibble Equipment
  • Gary Koch, Gislason & Hunter LLP
  • Brian Martensen, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Jim Marzolf (Chair), CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Sheryl Meshke, AMPI
  • Brad Schloesser, South Central College, Southern Minnesota Center for Agriculture
  • Tom Seigfreid, Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc.
  • Chad Surprenant, ISG
  • Patrick Yockey, BluEarth Agribusiness Strategies