Employee Milestones and New Employees

Welcome New Employees!

Keith Mercer began at the end of July as a full-time Grain Operation Laborer in the Stewartville location after a three year hiatus from working with the co-op. Keith is a re-hire that has worked in a few departments with All American CO-op. Keith is from Chatfield and graduated from Chosen Valley High School where he participated in FFA. He grew up on a dairy farm and also raised hogs. Keith attended the University of MN-Waseca where he studied Diary and Beef Production.
Keith and his wife, Shelly, have a 12 year old son, Maverick.
When not tinkering on his farm, he enjoys being the minister for the Douglas and Hammond United Methodist Churches.

Sam Hoekstra began at the end of July as a full-time equipment and facility operator out of the Elgin location after being hired on seasonally in the agronomy department for the past few years. Sam is from Plainview and graduated from P-E-M where he participated in FFA and 4-H. Sam worked on a farm for many years until he started driving truck.
When not at work, Sam enjoys spending time with his family. His family consists of his parents, 3 sister, 2 brothers, his girlfriend, and his 2 boys. He enjoys being outside hunting and fishing, and likes working on his Jeeps for autocross events.

Jared Curley joined us full time as a Soybean Roaster Operator on July 22. Jared works in the Stewartville location at the feed mill.
Jared grew up in Dexter, , where he lives today. He attended Southland High School. While in school, Jared was involved with both 4-H and FFA. Today, Jared raises cattle hay, crops, pigs, and sheep.
Welcome to the team, Jared!

Paul Rego joined the All American Co-op Feed Production team full-time at the end of May. Paul will work out of the Stewartville location in the feed mill. Paul was a seasonal agronomy department hire that we wanted to stay with us full time.

Ashley Murphy joined us full-time with the Feed Nutitionist team at the end of May as a Dairy Production Specialist. Ashley is an employed with Purina Animal Nutrition. Although she grew up on a dairy in Altura, Minnesota, Ashley now resides in Rollingstone, Minnesota with her husband and four children. Together, her family operates a small hobby farm and a cow/calf operation. She enjoys camping with her family when they are not busy with sports and activities. Ashley graduated from Lewiston-Altura High School after participating in both 4-H and FFA; she went on to study Animal Science at Northern Iowa Area Community College. Before she joined us at All American Co-op, Ashley was a herdsman for a dairy and prior to that, she worked in the artificial insemination business with Premier Beef. Welcome to the team, Ashley!

Justin Hackman joined the All American Co-op Feed Nutrition team at the end of May. Justin will work out of the Stewartville location, while he is not on the road, as a Dairy Production Specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition. Justin, who graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business and Animal Science this month, just moved to Southeastern Minnesota. He grew up on a family dairy farm in Fort Atkinson, Iowa. While he is not farming or working, Justin enjoys playing softball, golf, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Please welcome Justin to the All American Co-op team and to the lovely state of Minnesota!

June Anniversaries
Clay Walser 6/5 1 year


July Anniversaries
Mike Pembleton 7/4 32 years
Nichol Arndorfer 7/5 8 years
Rick Klindworth 7/8 6 years
Dale Wolf 7/21 22 years
Dean Davis 7/24 2 years
Todd Vehrenkamp 7/30 33 years
Sam Reinecke 7/30 1 year


August Anniversaries
Cooper Peterson 8/8 3 years
Chris Harris 8/11 10 years
Pete Collins 8/17 10 years
Amber Merkel 8/28 5 years
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