Dan Krenz Honored with Visionary Star Ag Award

Anne Johnson presents Dan Krenz (left) with the Visionary Star Ag Award. Photo courtesy Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism.

The Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism presented their Visionary Star Ag Award to MCIA Field Supervisor Dan Krenz at the Chamber’s annual gala in Redwood Falls on April 2, 2022.

The award honors an area ag producer or ag-related businessperson who works to better the community and educate and advocate for agriculture. The award recognizes individuals in the field of agriculture who give of themselves, their time, their talents, and their resource to the Redwood Falls community in such a way that the entire community benefits.

In a prepared statement, Anne Johnson, Executive Director of the Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism, said, “Dan Krenz has been engaged in the Chamber Ag Committee for more than five years and continues to rise to the occasion. Dan gives of his time and talents and helps with Fifth Grade Ag Day, promotes our industry regularly, and even recently spent a day at Reed Gray Elementary reading agriculture stories during Ag Week. He has also shared his love for ag with the I Met a Farmer Tour and supported and promoted the Chamber Ag Golf Days.”

His nominator writes of Dan, “We are grateful for his passion and continued desire to promote agriculture and the wide array of careers ag provides.”

Congratulations Dan!

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For more information about the Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism, please visit https://redwoodfalls.org.


Two New Hires Boost Field Services Staff

MCIA has hired two new field supervisors, Tom Keskey of Cokato and Dan Krenz of Redwood Falls, to oversee our southern  Minnesota service areas.

With the aim of better serving members enrolled in our Field Inspection and  Approved Facilities programs, MCIA recently redefined the boundaries of our service districts, adding one new district, District 4. Tom is field supervisor for the southeast (District 3) and, starting June 1, Dan is field supervisor for the southwest (District 4).

Map: Field Supervisor Field Inspection Assignments

Tom and Dan both have longtime experience in agriculture and are excited to get their boots on the ground, meet MCIA members, and see their fields. A full introduction to our new field supervisors will be published in the summer issue of the Minnesota Seed Grower.

MCIA’s new field supervisors: Tom Keskey (District 3) and Dan Krenz (District 4).