Meet the PGAg Staff

  • Grain Merchandising Staff
    Keith Brandt Keith Brandt
    General Manager / Grain Merchandiser - Enderlin Main Office
    701-437-2400
    kbrandt@plainsgrain.com

    A graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., Keith has been in the grain and agronomy industry for 37 years.

    Todd Vogel Todd Vogel
    Manager / Grain Merchandiser - Marion
    701-669-2253
    tsvogel@plainsgrain.com

    Todd started in grain in 1981, managing a grain elevator in Rogers, N.D. He came to Marion in 1989 where he manages the grain elevator and serves as a grain merchandiser.

    Rick Taylor Rick Taylor
    Manager / Grain Merchandiser - Sheldon and Enderlin Main Office
    701-437-2400
    rtaylor@plainsgrain.com

    Rick has been in the grain industry for 30 years, two in Ortonville, Minn., two in Park River, N.D., and over 26 years in Sheldon.

  • Agronomy Staff
    Brad Swanson Brad Swanson
    Agronomy Manager - Enderlin Agronomy Center & Sheldon
    701-437-2929
    bswanson@plainsgrain.com

    A lifelong resident of Ransom County, Brad has been in the agronomy and grain business for over 20 years. He lives in Sheldon, N.D.

    Kent Baertsch Kent Baertsch
    Plant Manager - Marion Agronomy Center
    701-669-2253
    kcbaertsch@plainsgrain.com

    Kent has been with the Marion elevator since 1978.

    Dave Heller Dave Heller
    Fertilizer Plant Manager - Enderlin Agronomy Center
    701-437-2900
    dlheller@plainsgrain.com

    Dave has 30+ years of experience in the agronomy business. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural economics and agronomy.

    Shane Sharpe Shane Sharpe
    Precision Ag Manager - Enderlin Agronomy Center
    701-371-2183
    shanesharpe@plainsgrain.com

    Shane grew up on a family farm near Halstad MN. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Farm Business Management from East Grand Forks Technical College in 1991 and has been involved in the family farm until starting work for PGAg on March 23, 2015. He has a wife two children and lives near Fargo.

    Jake Johnson Jake Johnson
    Sales Agronomist - Enderlin Agronomy Center
    701-680-7135
    jakejohnson@plainsgrain.com

    Jake grew up on a family farm outside of Christine, ND. Graduated with a degree in Crop and Weed Science and a minor in Agricultural Business from NDSU. Jake starting working for PGAg on March 21, 2016. He lives in Fargo.

    Brett Kyser Brett Kyser
    Sales Agronomist - Enderlin Agronomy Center
    701-371-8569
    brettkyser@plainsgrain.com

    Brett grew up on a family farm by Erie, N.D. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a major in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Crop & Weed Science. He has been with PGAg since February of 2013 and lives in West Fargo.

    Travis Messer Travis Messer
    Consultant / Agronomist / Precision Ag Specialist - Richardton
    701-590-1918
    travismesser@plainsgrain.com

    Travis grew up on a family farm, ranch and dairy in Richardton, N.D. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a double major in crop and weed sciences and ag business. He has been with PGAg since spring of 2005. In the fall of 2015 Travis located back to Richardton to serve growers in the western part of North Dakota.

    Kasey Naumann Kasey Naumann
    Sales Agronomist - Enderlin Agronomy Center
    701-590-2491
    kaseynaumann@plainsgrain.com

    Kasey is from Taylor, ND. He graduated from NDSU in December of 2013 with a major in Crop and Weed Science and a minor in Agricultural Systems Management. Kasey interned at PGAg for 2 summers prior to becoming employed full-time in January of 2014.

    Jarod Wunderlich Jarod Wunderlich
    Precision Ag Specialist
    701-437-2929
    jarodwunderlich@plainsgrain.com

    Jarod was raised in the rural Lisbon area. Relatives on both sides of his family operate family farms and it is on these farms where he got his first taste of working in an agricultural environment. Jarod has worked for PGAg since 2012 and has been engaged in the agronomy industry for over 9 years, this includes 6 years of custom application and 4 years experience with precision ag products. Jarod lives in Davenport, ND with his wife and two children.

    Matt Spiekermeier Matt Spiekermeier
    Sales Agronomist- Enderlin
    701-680-7784
    mattspiekermeier@plainsgrain.com

    Matt grew up on a family farm near Sheldon, ND. He graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop and Weed Science. Matt interned with PGAg starting in 2009 before becoming employed full-time in the Spring of 2014.