SLEEPY EYE, MINN. – Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. hosted its ninth annual Organizational Awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, April 2th, 2023 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. This ceremony recognized the 2022 Christensen Farms Organizational Award winners for their outstanding contributions to the Christensen Farms organization.
The evening was spent honoring the 54 individual award recipients and 11 teams with the Christensen Farms Award for Excellence, and four individuals receiving the Bob Christensen Award for Excellence.
This event brought together employees, friends and family from across Christensen Farms’ five Midwest regions, including Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska to appreciate, celebrate and recognize the 2022 Organizational Award winners. These awards recognize individuals and teams within the organization, in every region, who strive to live the mission and values every day, perform at the highest level, consistently exceed expectations and are fully engaged in the business, no matter what role they play in the company, and lastly, how passion drives their purpose for the overall success of their fellow teammates and the business.
2022 Bob Christensen Award for Excellence winners: Nancy Arndt, Abigail Bawden, David Fraustro Lozano, Tyler Te Grotenhuis
2022 Christensen Farms Award for Excellence winners (in no particular order): Job Akkermann, Joshua Anderson, Shane Baugh, Keith Belstene, Andrew Bormann, David Clizer, Lyle Craighton, Julian Echeverria Rios, Brooke Erdman, Jonatan Espinoza Sanchez, Susan Fix, Natalie Fossen, Juvencio Garcia Barreto, Guillermo Gonzalez Hernandez, Matthew Helget, Michael Henle, Nicholas Holland, Dustin House, Travis Illg, Roger Jackson, Nicole Juenemann, Shari Kretsch, Saul Lopez Cifuentes, Terri Manderscheid, Lisa Marti, Leonardo Mata Abrego, Mark McCown, Steven Meints, Emily Mielke, Stephanie Montalvo Santiago, Ana Laura Morales Lopez, Steven Mueller, Shane Murray, Sergio Alberto Neira Peralta, Ashley Otto, Dale Richtsmeier, Claudia Rodriguez, Samantha Schaefer, Marjorie Schleper, Amanda Solberg, Gregory Southgate, Roger Spesard, Jillian Steffl, Samantha Tauer, Jacob Thell, Eva Thorlton, Carlos Tovar Brostrand, Melissa Van Brocklin, Tony VandenBosch, Anne Persson, Russel Wiltscheck, Jason Woods, Sergii Zakharchuk, Volodymyr Zakharchuk
C72 Team: Alma Rosa Aguilera Vazquez, Waleska I. Alvarez Isaac, Juan Arjenis Avitia Ramirez, Violeta Baez Mixcoha, Jesus Armando Camarillo Tapia, Ingrid Azeneth Elizondo Soto, Oscar Franco Escobedo, Abraham Gonzalez Montes, Moises Luna Vargas, Adriana Mendoza de la Mora, Justin Rickert, Andrew Roberts, Dulce Maria Rosas Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto Sustaita Rodriguez, Gabriel Trujano Torres, Job Akkerman, Craig Bradley, Adrienne Brammeier, Lars Christianson, Mike Eisenmenger, Bob Erdman, Craig Faber, Ryan Finer, Crystal Guerra, Mike Hansen, Michael Henle, Adam Herzog, Nich Holland, Adam Jacobsen, Angela Jensen, Jake Jones, Leo Kruse, Betsy Lown, Arron Luebbert, Marni Mackey, Jon Moldan, Travis Moser, Justin Murray, Kevin Pals, Anne Persson, Marjorie Schleper, Kelsey Seidl, Cory Thilges, Carlos Tovar Brostrand, Lupe Trevino, Jason Williams, Albert Van Wyk, Dr. Kathleen Wood
C73 Team: Laura Crivelli Rodriguez, Beira Virginia Flores Diaz, Gabriela Gonzalez Cortina, Araceli de Jesus Guerrero Loredo, Jonathan Francisco Guevara Larumbe, Adonay Salvador Mora de la Mora, Jose A. Rebollo Hernandez
Corn Procurement Team: Dave Rosenhamer, Sam Hesse, Darla Meyer, Dylan Wersal, Jodi Nordskog, Katelynn Beckius, Brett Benedict
Marketing Trio: Craig Bradley, Keith Belstene, Greg Southgate
Forest City Feed Mill Team: Jason Gerdes, Jodi Nordskog, Jeremiah Ulferts, Carson Saarie, Todd Hughes
South Dakota GDU Team: Saul Lopez Cifuentes, Jose Luis Perez Grimaldo, Marco Antonio Badajoz Navarro, Rigoberto Martinez Hernandez, Alfredo Sanchez Gabino, Cuauhtémoc Romero Urciasa, Carlos Mendoza Romero, Alejandra Jimenez Contreras, Christian Omar Quezada Giles, Cindy Michelle Hernandez Garcia
PH Sow Service & Farm Manager Team: Eva Thorlton, Heyder Emmanuel, Ricardo Galicia Guevara, Rodney Kenderdine, Alexis LeCrone, Christina McCown, James Neal, Ricardo Guillermo Rosales Gonzales
Pleasant Hill Nutrient Management-Mortality Management: Jeremy Romack, Bryan Maynard
Pleasant Hill Truck Wash: Dennis Fiscus, Troy McCarty, Fred Remlinger, Roger Spesard, Shawna Sutherland
Trailer Load Weight Project Team: Tyler Te Grotenhuis, Jennifer Sauer, David Hanneman, Jason Williams, Nate Bauer
Warehouse Move Team: Natalie Fossen, Jason Yackley, Pam Mack, Kevin Kettner, Brach Kraus, Nicole Juenemann, Michael Henle
About Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3.6 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 140,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.