MANKATO, Minn. (August 12, 2020) — Garrett Lieffring, a Fellow with Lead for Minnesota will be hosted for two years alongside the GreenSeam staff. He will serve as a Program Manager effective August 10, 2020. 

The Fellowship is a two-year service program, supported by ServeMN, the state’s federal AmeriCorps commission. Mr. Lieffring will be serving full-time, advancing the community and business development goals of GreenSeam. He will be working with the many GreenSeam committees and will be mainly focused on deployment of programs that strengthen rural and agricultural economies.

Mr. Lieffring is originally from Truman, MN where he recalls helping on his grandfather’s farm. After high school, he attended Winona State University and earned a degree in Business Marketing. Since then, he has been working in the medical supply business.  

“Garrett’s experience and expertise in business marketing will be a key asset to our team as we continue to expand our programs,” said Sam Ziegler, Director of GreenSeam. “Having a program manager working with our committees and internal staff will help us continue to fuel our efforts and spread the word about GreenSeam.” 

“I am excited to get back into agriculture and economic development as well as being closer to my hometown and lakes.” Mr. Lieffring said. 

Learn more about hosting a fellow with Lead for Minnesota. 

About Lead For Minnesota 
Lead For Minnesota recruits, trains, and places young leaders in two-year paid fellowships across rural, tribal, and economically distressed urban communities. Lead For Minnesota works particularly in places with bold visions lacking the capacity to attract and retain the next generation of leaders to create a more unified Minnesota, built upon communities that care. Lead For Minnesota is a state affiliate of Lead for America, a national 501c(3). 

About GreenSeam, LLC
GreenSeam is a grassroots initiative, created by countless businesses and professionals from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. This initiative exists to build on existing ag business prominence maximizing a growing economic marketplace in order to be the premier ag business epicenter in the United States – the most diverse, balanced and sustainable. It is a place that is agriculturally relevant, responsive and diverse. GreenSeam is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG). Learn more at 

About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is comprised of four business units; Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization serving the regional marketplace; Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau; City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization; and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy