Kent Thiesse AgriGrowth Award


Kent Thiesse, Senior Vice President at MinnStar Bank, was awarded the AgriGrowth “Distinguished Service Award” at the recent Minnestoa 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.

Tamara Nelsen, AgriGrowth Executive Director stated: “I also want to add a special congratulations to Kent Thiesse. His significant contributions to agriculture and his leadership in our industry is greatly appreciated by everyone who knows him. He is very deserving of this recognition.”

AgriGrowth was founded in 1968 and is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization that represents Minnesota’s agriculture and food industry. AgriGrowth serves as a convener and trusted information source, bringing together its members to address critical challenges and to provide solution-orientated outcomes. AgriGrowth’s industry-wide perspective is essential in a State where the agriculture and food sector is the second largest economic driver. For more information on AgriGrowth, go the website at:

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