Agtegra Cooperative Announces New Leadership Team Members    

Jul 25, 2022


(Aberdeen, SD) July 21, 2022 – Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce promotions to its Senior Leadership Team.  Agtegra’s CEO Jason Klootwyk noted, “As we continue to invest in our core assets, we must also find ways to strategically grow the business and drive collaboration; with that in mind, I am announcing the following additions to our leadership team.”

Mike Traxinger has been promoted to SVP and General Counsel, Government Affairs.  In this role Mike will lead Agtegra’s legal department, compliance, corporate governance, contractual transactions, public policy, and assist with board governance and relations.  Mike joined Agtegra in the summer of 2014 as Corporate Attorney, and then became General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs in 2019, a position he has held until now.  Traxinger is a graduate of Drake University Law School with a J.D. Degree and the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Journalism.

Travis Antonsen has been promoted to SVP, Grain Marketing & Rail Logistics. In this role Travis will lead Agtegra’s Grain Division including driving its origination strategy, leading product lines, and overseeing rail logistics. Travis joined Agtegra in 2009 as a Grain Merchandiser. He has held numerous positions in his 13 years with the company including domestic corn trader and Director of Origination.  Since October Travis has led product line teams as well as the commodity risk committee in addition to his responsibilities as Wheat Product Line Manager.  Antonsen is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag-Business.
 
Agtegra Cooperative is headquartered in Aberdeen, SD, and is the nation’s largest locally owned agricultural supply cooperative.  It serves 6,700 farmer-owners predominantly in North and South Dakota with a network of 74 locations and 850 employees.  For more information, please visit www.agtegra.com.
 

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