Ben grew up on a small beef operation in southeast Minnesota. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural economics and a minor in animal science. Upon graduation, Ben immediately took a position with AgStar as a loan officer and crop insurance agent out of Mankato, Minnesota.
Ben joined the Hurley team in 2009. He was impressed with Hurley’s individualized approach to risk management marketing, particularly the emphasis placed on each producer’s cash flow projections. His knowledge in marketing, finance and crop insurance assists in his ability to help producers understand and manage their risk.
Ben, his wife and their three sons live near Lowry, Minnesota, running a small herd of registered Simmental beef cattle. He and his family are active in their local church, 4-H and community. Ben enjoys showing and working cattle with his family, fishing and other outdoor activities.