Dan Skogen, planning and government relations director, is responsible for identifying and evaluating opportunities to advance value-added agriculture and serves as the liaison between AURI and state and federal agencies. Skogen comes to AURI with deep roots in agriculture, having grown up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. He has spent more than 30 years in radio broadcasting, served in the Minnesota Senate from 2007-2010, and was on the board of directors for a rural electric cooperative, all while continuing to hobby farm with small grains, hogs and beef. During his time in the Senate, Skogen was vice chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and also served on the Agriculture and Veterans Affairs, K-12 Education, and Commerce and Consumer Protection Committees.
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AURI is pleased to announce that Dan Skogen and Jennifer Berquam joined the AURI staff this past January. Skogen is planning and government relations director with responsibilities that include identifying and evaluating opportunities to advance value-added agriculture and serving as the liaison between AURI and state and federal agencies. Berquam is project manager for collaborative […]
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