Thiesse recognized as ag leader

Kent Thiesse of MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, is recognized for his leadership in ag and food sectors.

Kent Thiesse, senior vice president at MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, and frequent contributor to ICBM Bulletin Board, was awarded the AgriGrowth “Distinguished Service Award” at the recent Minnesota Ag and Food Summit. Since 1968, ArgiGrowth has annually recognized an outstanding leader for their unique service and significant contributions to strengthening food systems and agriculture in Minnesota.

“Kent is very deserving of this recognition for his tireless work on behalf of the state’s agricultural producers and ag bankers,” said Jim Amundson, ICBM president and CEO. 

Thiesse’s “significant contributions to agriculture and his leadership in our industry is greatly appreciated by everyone who knows him,” said Tamara Nelson, AgriGrowth’s executive director. “He is very deserving of this recognition.”

AgriGrowth is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that represents Minnesota agriculture and food industries. AgriGrowth serves as a convener and trusted information source, bringing together its members to address critical challenges and to provide solution-orientated outcomes.

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