Minnesota has new Farm Service Agency executive director. Whitney Place has been with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture since 2012 and most recently served as an assistant commissioner. With this news, Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen announced two new appointments within the department. Former MDA government relations director, Peder Kjeseth, replaces Place as assistant commissioner. Michelle Medina, who has been with the Minnesota Farmers Union the past six years, is the new government relations director. Read more.
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