Paul Forst selected as new CFO

Jun 01, 2021


Agtegra Cooperative is happy to announce that Paul Forst has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and will begin on June 10. 
 
“We are very excited to welcome Paul and his family to Agtegra,” said Agtegra CEO Chris Pearson.  “He has great experiences and knowledge to bring to Agtegra.  In the past year we have put an emphasis on quicker, more accurate information to use when making decisions and having a Finance Division that is a true business partner for our operating divisions.  I am confident that Paul will further those initiatives.”
 
Paul has more than 30 years of experience in finance and has provided key financial insights to increase efficiency and drive profitable growth across various industries.  He has held several leadership roles in organizations including KPMG, Cargill, and MTS Systems Corp.  Paul’s career highlights include integration of finance operations for numerous acquisitions, oversight of international growth with cost management/margin improvement, implementation of new ERP systems, creation and execution of financial processes, and leadership of multi-cultural business and finance teams.
 
His education and credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University – Mankato and CPA certification in Minnesota.
 

Read More News

Feb 06, 2024
Agtegra Cooperative is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (“Aurora Cooperative”), a Nebraska cooperative, to acquire its two South Dakota agronomy locations at Mitchell and Tyndall. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the month.
Jan 25, 2024
Kim Vanneman and her husband, Clint, are co-owners of Vanneman Farms, which is located near Ideal, South Dakota. Their son, Justin, and daughter-in-law, Tasha, joined the operation in 2015. Together, they raise corn, soybeans, milo, winter wheat, oats, alfalfa and grass hay. They also have a commercial beef cattle herd and a small feedlot.
Jan 22, 2024
Agtegra strives to make a meaningful impact in our communities by partnering with organizations whose missions focus on food security, agriculture education and health and safety. Founded in 2011, GroundWorks Connect brings agriculture and education together through three programs: South Dakota Ag in the Classroom, Teaching Gardens and YES! (Youth Eating Smart) Camps.