SLEEPY EYE, MN – April 13, 2015 — Christensen Farms and Feedlots, Inc. announced today that Valarie (“Val”) Johnson has been named Vice President of Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs.

“Val brings more than 20 years of experience in leading human resources and other business teams to Christensen Farms,” said Glenn L. Stolt, Chief Executive Officer.  “She comes to Christensen Farms with a comprehensive, strategic view of human resources and an incredible grasp on the importance of the human resources function within a company such as Christensen Farms.”

Prior to joining Christensen Farms, Ms. Johnson spent time in senior human resources leadership roles in the retail apparel sector most notably with Sears and Ascena. Prior to that, Val spent a number of years with Best Buy in multiple human resource roles.

“The history of Christensen Farms, the family’s commitment to growing the business, the strong global outlook for the pork sector and a talented team of senior leaders were all instrumental factors in attracting me to join the company,” said Johnson.  “I look forward to working with the team to drive strong business results, while maintaining the company’s strong commitment to animal welfare and producing quality pork products.”

About Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.

Founded in 1974 as a small family operation, Christensen Farms is now one of the largest, family owned and integrated producers of pork in the U.S., with operations throughout the Upper Midwest.  Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Christensen Farms is a leading provider of quality pork products.  Find more information at:

Christensen Farms is also a shareholder of Triumph Foods, LLC.  Located in St. Joseph, Missouri, Triumph Foods is a leading processor of pork products for both the domestic and global marketplace.  Through Triumph Foods, Triumph members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a further pork processing company specializing in premium bacon, ham and other pork products. Find more information at: and

Source:  Christensen Farms and Feedlots, Inc.

Christensen Farms and Feedlots, Inc.
Amber Portner