Kole grew up on a farm near Fulda, MN where they grew corn and soybeans. He grew an appreciation for the lessons and experiences that come from living and working on a family farm.
He graduated from South Dakota State University in May 2017 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor is Sustainable Energies. Kole then accepted a position with 3M in New Ulm, MN as a Manufacturing Engineer. After getting engaged to his now wife, he decided to move back to Brookings, SD and accepted a Product Design Engineer position with Larson Manufacturing.
Feeling the constant pull back to his agricultural roots and the desire to help those around him, Kole joined the Hurley team in May 2020. He looks forward to learning the details of each operation that he will partner with. With each partnership, he hopes to educate with sound financial practices to help the succession of the family farm to many generations.