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Hofer Hired as New SDCFRM Director

With the upcoming retirement of long-time director Roger DeRouchey, The Farm and Ranch Business Management program at Mitchell Technical Institute announces the hiring of Jared Hofer as DeRouchey’s replacement.  Hofer has spent the past ten years working as an ag lender for Wells Fargo Bank in Mitchell, SD.  He is a graduate of Augustana College with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds a Master’s degree from the University of South Dakota.

Says Hofer of his new position, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to use my experience and expertise to expand our program in order to work with more producers and to help our clients continue to be successful in how they manage their farms.”

The program is delivered out of Mitchell Technical Institute, under the direction of Mr. Greg Von Wald, President, and has expanded to six full-time instructors covering the entire state of South Dakota.  The expansion has been made possible through the financial support of USDA grants, North Central Farmers Elevator, Country Pride Coop, Farm Credit Services, and the following commodity groups:  SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, SD Wheat Commission, SD Corn Utilization Council, and SD Pork Producers Council.

For more information about the program, contact Hofer at [email protected] or call 605-995-7196.


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