Zach grew up on a third-generation family farm near Marshall, Minnesota. The operation raises livestock and produces corn, soybeans, and wheat. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing. Growing up on the family farm fostered his core values. He understands that honesty and integrity combined with a solid work ethic will gain you success in all aspects of life. He furthered his education in the agriculture industry by attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. He majored in Agronomy with a minor in Agriculture Business. His varied internship experiences with CHS, Inc., Central Crop Consulting and Hurley & Associates benefited him by gaining insight into many aspects of the ag industry. Zach interned with Hurley & Associates the summer of 2021 and joined the marketing team October 2021. Zach believes that Hurley & Associates enables family farms to make strong business minded decisions for success of their operation.