Each quarter, MNASCOE draws a random member name for a $50.00 cash prize. Below are short bios of our 2019 winners.
Denise Grandstrand – Marshall County – PT
It has been 18 years for both my MNASOE membership & my term of government service. My FSA programs are NAP, ARCPLC, & Payment Limitation. My husband John & I have one daughter who lives in Aberdeen, SD and two sons that live in Stephen, MN. We also have one 9 month old granddaughter that lives two and half blocks away from us. John & I enjoy camping and biking at our Minnesota state parks.
Julie Reitsma – Pipestone County – PT
I have been a member of MNASCOE for 20 years and have been in the agency for 20 years also. I have worked in Murray, Rock and am presently in Pipestone County. My programs are CRP, Payment Limitation, Administration, and a backup for the rest of the programs as of now. I am married to Duane and he works in the mill at Chandler Feed in Chandler, MN. We have 2 children, April who is married to Austin Spronk and Darwin who just got married this summer to Michaela. Our first grandchild, Ella, was born to April & Austin on May 1. What a precious gift! We are enjoying being grandparents! My hobbies include making handmade cards and cross stitching. I enjoy playing piano and organ and play quite frequently in church. Duane & I love to go away on vacation and spending time with our children.
Don Tweet – Lac qui Parle County – CED
Hello, my name is Don Tweet and I have been working for FSA for 20 years now. I started with the Farm Loan Team, but joined the COT program in 2004 and became a CED in 2005 in Todd County and that was when my MNASCOE membership first started. In 2006, I had the opportunity to become the CED in Lac qui Parle County and have been here ever since. My wife Danica and I will be celebrating our 15 year of marriage this December. She was formerly a PT in Douglas County, but is now working here in Madison (where she used to go to school herself) at the elementary school as a paraprofessional. We are very blessed with a daughter and a son, Kaci who is 11 and Tyler who is 7. I have been an active member of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department since joining in 2008. In the spare time we find we enjoy helping out on our parents’ farms, watching/participating in many different sports and taking in a good movie. Thank you to MNASCOE for all you do for us and thank you for the gift – it is very much appreciated!
Marybeth Walker – Pope County – PT
I’ve worked for FSA for 5 years and have been a MNASCOE member the same amount of time. The programs I currently have are Farm Records, Recons, Conservation Compliance, CRP revisions, NAP, ELAP/LIP/LFP, some Admin, and FSFL. I live on a small farm with my husband, 4 and 1 year old sons. Some of my hobbies include sewing, crafting, gardening, and fishing.