VP & General Counsel, Christensen Farms | Chair, GreenSeam Board
Gary Koch serves as Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the business development and legal matters of Christensen Farms. Gary also serves on the Board of Directors and acts as the Trustee to the Christensen Family Trusts. In addition, he is one of the representatives from Christensen Farms that serves on the board of Triumph Foods, Christensen Farms’ integrated pork processing partner.
Gary’s focus has been to support the company’s drive for excellence in undertaking its core businesses. Whether it be in the areas of live production, its integrated platform or ancillary investment of resources, a consistent focus on excellence will lead to continuous innovation and improvement. This will provide a platform for opportunities for development and growth; for the company, people and business partners.
Prior to joining CF, Gary was in private practice in Minnesota for over 30 years. In addition to CF, Gary represented many companies engaged regionally and nationally in production agriculture, as well as companies in allied industries. Gary’s prior private practice was in the general practice of law to include corporate, commercial, regulatory and litigation matters.
Gary holds his bachelor’s degrees in economics, history and political science, as well as a Juris Doctorate in law, all from the University of Iowa.
In addition to his role at Christensen Farms, Gary also serves as the Chair of GreenSeam’s board. Koch found the focus of his professional life to revolve around helping and supporting ag in the Midwest, specifically in Minnesota.