Contact Us

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We would love to hear from you.

Our office hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm Tues – Fri.
info@farmamerica.org
507-835-2052
7367 360th Ave
Waseca, MN 56093

Driving Directions to Farmamerica

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

Staff

Jessica Rollins
Jessica RollinsExecutive Director

507-835-2052
jrollins@farmamerica.org
Jessica joined the Farmamerica team in 2016. With a degree is 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 toddler and husband, Grant, who farms near Pemberton. (Photo courtesy of Waseca County News)

Crystal Paulson
Crystal PaulsonOffice Manager

507-835-2052
info@farmamerica.org
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.

Ellyn SwansonProgram & Communications Assistant

507-835-2052
eswanson@farmamerica.org
Ellyn will graduation from UMN-St. Paul in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications and Marketing. She will be developing and implementing educational programs and experiences, assisting with social media and writing assignments. When she’s not at Farmamerica, Ellyn is helping in the barns at Highview Farms near Hamburg, MN or sharing the story of dairy farmers on the Highview Farms Facebook page.

Gene KuntzSite Manager

507-835-2052
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.

Nicole FriskSite Assistant

507-835-2052
Nicole assists the site manager with day-to-day tasks, including event set-up, clean-up, and site decoration. She also manages two gardens and maintains landscaping. She and her family live in Waseca.

Board of Directors

Warren Formo
Warren FormoChair
Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center
Kim Halvorson
Kim HalvorsonVice-Chair
Halvorson Farms/Biowood Processing, LLC, Morristown, MN
Vicky Singlestad
Vicky SinglestadSecretary
Farmer/Singlestad Farms, Waseca, MN
Duane Alberts
Duane AlbertsTreasurer
Alberts Bros. Dairy, Pine Island, MN
Ron Wood
Ron WoodExecutive Committee at Large
Retired Electrical Engineer, Waseca, MN
Dan Hoffman
Dan Hoffman
New Vision Consulting-Farm Transition & Succession Planning, Rochester, MN
Richard Strom
Richard Strom
President of MN-SD, Equipment Dealers Assoc., Owatonna, MN
Nate Bastian
Nate Bastian
Ass’t Vice President, Business Banker, United Prairie Bank, Mankato, MN
Tom Rothman
Tom Rothman
Director of Agriculture Outreach, U of M Extension, St. Paul, MN
Marilyn Wells
Marilyn Wells
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mankato, MN
Rich Winter
Rich Winter
Retired Rural Mail Carrier, Janesville, MN
Roger Toquam
Roger Toquam
Toquam Family Farm, Blooming Prairie, MN
Lynette Ziegler
Lynette Ziegler
Owner – Ziegler Farms, Good Thunder, MN
Lisa Gjersvik
Lisa Gjersvik
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, Waseca, MN
Roy Srp
Roy Srp
Manager Birdseye Foods Farm Shop
Mayor City of Waseca, MN