New Minnesota Ag instructors

This fall Minnesota welcomed 26 new instructors offering courses in agricultural, food and natural resource education in high schools across the state.  If you live in one of these areas, please help welcome these individuals to your community!

  • Andrew Steiner, Alexandria
  • Shelby Dukek, Bagley
  • Samantha Finger, Blackduck
  • Gary McRell, BOLD (Olivia)
  • Alicia Meissner, Brandon-Evansville
  • Nathan Anderson ('15), Breckenridge
  • Jill Grams, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 
  • John Dessonville ('78), Canby
  • Hannah Wilts ('15), Cedar Mountain (Morgan)
  • John Rudolph, Duluth
  • Ethan Lapham ('15), Fillmore Central (Harmony)
  • K Schwarz, Fisher
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Hancock
  • Loretta Bartosh, Heron Lake-Okabena 
  • Tom Sandager, Hills-Beaver Creek (Hills)
  • Scott Marshall, Hutchinson
  • Matt Petrowitz, Little Falls
  • Doug Ward ('90), Mabel-Canton
  • Chelsea Vilchis ('15), Morris
  • Hayley Faber, Mountain Lake 
  • Michael Boman, Norman County East
  • Addie O’Neil ('13), Redwood Falls
  • Jacob Fischer, Sauk Centre
  • Lisa Busack ('15), Sauk Rapids-Rice
  • Sarah Lee ('15), Springfield
  • Lisa Roker ('15), Wabasso

As in previous years, there are more openings than teachers available to fill these positions both in Minnesota and nationally. For more information on opportunities to pursue a career in agricultural education, visit or contact Dr. Brad Greiman at