Andrew grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Delmont, SD where he developed an appreciation for agriculture and the work ethic that goes along with it. He was active in 4H along with his three siblings and enjoyed showing hogs each summer at the county fair.
Andrew attended SDSU in Brookings and has a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Economics. After graduating he went to work for Pella Corporation at their custom facility in Shenandoah, IA as a manufacturing engineer. Most recently he held the position of engineer team leader, leading the engineering, IT, and maintenance departments.
Andrew joined the farm marketing team in 2016 when he and his family moved back to South Dakota where his wife could pursue a cancer research career with SDSU and they could be closer to family. Andrew is excited to be working in agriculture again and believes that the Hurley approach offers producers a competitive advantage.