Office hours
8:00am – 3:00pm Tues – Fri.
7367 360th Ave
Waseca, MN 56093

Driving Directions to Farmamerica

From Mankato 
Drive 20 miles east on new Highway 14 (past Janesville). Turn right (south) on Cty Rd 17 at the brown sign for Farmamerica. Drive 2 miles south and turn left (east) at the stop sign onto Cty Rd 2. We are on the left side of the road.  

From Owatonna / Waseca
Take US Hwy 14 to Cty Rd 2 and drive west. We are 2 miles west of Waseca on the right side of Cty Rd 2.

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Jessica Rollins
Jessica RollinsExecutive Director

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Jessica joined the Farmamerica team in 2016. With an agriculture background and degree in psychology and multi-media, she has a wide range of experience in the ag industry, including public relations, ag communication, and marketing. She stays busy with her two daughters and husband who farms near Pemberton.

Crystal Paulson
Crystal PaulsonOffice Manager

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Crystal joined the Farmamerica staff in 1999 and is responsible for all office administration – from bookkeeping and facilities rental to volunteer recruitment. Crystal studied Business Administration at Minnesota State University – Mankato with an emphasis in accounting. She lives with her husband and their three children in Waseca where she is very involved in local school activities.

Gene Kuntz
Gene KuntzSite Manager

Gene, a former Farmamerica board member, not only helps manage the grounds and buildings on our 360-acre site, he also brings over 30 years of ag education and rural economic development experience to Farmamerica. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Education from UMN-St.Paul. He and his wife reside near Waterville.

Samantha Meyer
Samantha MeyerProgram Director

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Samantha Meyer joined the Farmamerica team in 2019 with a degree in Elementary Literacy Education and STEM Certificate from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She brings not only eight years of direct program and activity planning experience, she also has a contagious excitement for agriculture and the outdoors, a passion for education and youth programming, and strong ties to this region of Minnesota.

Board of Directors

Duane Alberts
Duane AlbertsChair
Owner – Alberts Bros. Dairy, Pine Island, MN
Lisa Gjersvik
Lisa GjersvikVice-Chair
Sr. Director of Strategic Mgmt, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, Waseca, MN
Warren Formo
Warren FormoTreasurer
Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, Eagan, MN
Lynette Ziegler
Lynette ZieglerSecretary
Owner – Ziegler Farms, Good Thunder, MN
Kim Halvorson
Kim Halvorson
Halvorson Farms, Morristown, MN
Dan Hoffman
Dan Hoffman
New Vision Consulting, Rochester, MN
Tom Rothman
Tom Rothman
Director of Agriculture Outreach,
U of M Extension, St. Paul, MN
Vicky Singlestad
Vicky SinglestadExecutive Committee at Large
Owner – Singlestad Farms, Waseca, MN
Roy Srp
Roy Srp
Mayor City of Waseca, MN
Retired, Birdseye Foods
Richard Strom
Richard Strom
Retired, Equipment Dealers
Association, Owatonna, MN
Roger Toquam
Roger Toquam
Owner – Toquam Family Farm,
Blooming Prairie, MN
Marilyn Wells
Marilyn Wells
PennState Brandywine, PA
Rich Winter
Rich Winter
Retired Rural Mail Carrier, Janesville, MN
Ron Wood
Ron WoodExecutive Committee at Large
Retired Electrical Engineer, Waseca, MN
Bob Zelenka
Bob ZelenkaExecutive Committee at Large
Retired, MN Feed &
Grain Assoc., Eagan, MN