Randy Koenen joined the Red River Farm Network in 2007 after stops in the West Point, Nebraska and Willmar, Minnesota radio markets. Previously, he farmed for 20 years at Clara City, Minnesota. Becoming a farm broadcaster was a neutral progression, and now Koenen enjoys relaying information to farmers to help them do their business better.
Koenen served as President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in 2008.He has also experienced South American agriculture firsthand, traveling to Mato Grosso, Brazil. While there, he spent time in the fields looking at soybean rust and Brazilian production methods.
Aside from reporting agriculture’s business, he is also a musician. He plays the pedal steel guitar and dobro in a local band, as well as plays one weekend a month at a Hope Lutheran Church – North in Fargo. Koenen and his wife Debbie have two adult children and three grandchildren. Jenny, Matt, Keyanna, Brielle and Miles live in Clara City, Minnesota. Joe is a service tech at Uglem-Ness and lives in Northwood, ND.