Jerry Hasnedl represents a statewide farm organization on the AURI Board of Directors. Hasnedl, a member of the Minnesota Farmers Union, resides on his 3,200 acre family farm in St. Hilaire, Minnesota. Hasnedl received his degree in agricultural economics from Northland Community College before serving in the U.S. Air Force.
He was on the CHS (formerly Harvest States) Board of Directors from 1995-2014, serving as secretary treasurer and chairman of the board for part of that time. Hasnedl has also be involved on his church board, with the St. Hilaire Lions Club, township supervisor, Minnesota Barley Growers Board, St. Hilaire Co-op Elevator Board and the Minnesota Association Cooperatives Board.
Hasnedl and his wife Ruth have two children.