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BOB TAUBERT

Managing Partner

Bob serves as the managing partner for New Horizon Farms. Bob and his wife Tami make their home in Pipestone with their four children, Morgan, Mara, Marli and Max.

Bob graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering. Bob is in charge of the oversight of all company functions and is directly responsible for risk management, budgeting, financial reporting, lender relations and the company’s row crop operations.

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JERRY BAUMAN

Partner & Production Manager

Jerry is a partner in New Horizon Farms and oversees all sow farm production teams.

Jerry was born and raised on a farm outside of Brookings, SD. He attended Lake Area Vocational Tech and graduated with a degree in Ag Production. He has been with New Horizon Farms since its creation in 1993. Jerry and his wife Leslie, live near Hardwick, MN. Their family includes three grown children, Ashley, Mitch and Hayden.

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CRAIG STECK

Director of Nutrition, Research and Technical Projects

Craig grew up in west central Illinois on a diversified livestock operation. He attended Black Hawk Community College and received a degree in animal science from the University of Illinois. After college, Craig started working for Cargill Animal Nutrition within the Pork Enterprise Group as a pork business consultant. For eight years he developed relationships and consulted with many large producers in the Midwest. In 2013, Craig joined the New Horizon Farms leadership team in his current role, relocating from Omaha, NE to Pipestone, MN.

Craig, his wife Stephanie and son Keagan live on acreage east of Pipestone, MN.

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ERIN MUSCH

Chief Financial Officer

Erin is a graduate of Southwest State University and has a degree in business finance. She joined the New Horizon Farms team in 2014 and enjoys the family atmosphere of the company.

Her prior work experience included two years with Schwan’s Home Service as a corporate auditor and 13 years as the controller of the accounting department with Pipestone System.

Erin and her husband Kevin live in Pipestone along with their four children.

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MARY KOR

Human Resource Director

Mary graduated from Southwest State University and has been in the swine industry for over 10 years. She is passionate about her position and the work philosophy of New Horizon Farms. Mary is very engaged and finds satisfaction in establishing great teams for all the New Horizon Farms’ facilities. In addition, she enjoys New Horizon Farms’ commitment to excellence and the generosity that is extends to the surrounding communities.

Mary and her husband, Randy have two grown sons, Dylan and Walker.

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Jay LaVallie

Safety Director

Jay joined New Horizon Farms in August of 2015 as the safety director. He studied at Rochester Technical College and the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has 25 years of manufacturing experiences, including project, facilities and safety management. He enjoys working directly with people to create and establish a positive environment where personal and company goals are not only achieved, but also exceeded.

Before joining New Horizon Farms, Jay was the corporate safety manager for a mid-size manufacturer with sites in South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee.

Jay and his wife Christine have made Sioux Falls, SD their home for the past 26 years along with three daughters, Martina, Courtney and Jessica.

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ALLAN JOHNSON

Wean to Finish Production Manager

Allan joined New Horizon Farms in 2006 as the Wean to Nursey Production Manager. Through Allan’s hard work and commitment to the organization he was promoted to his current role in 2014.

Allan’s prior work experience includes extensive work in sow production and finishing. Allan enjoys working in the swine industry and truly values the experiences gained by working in the farrow to finish units.

Allan believes New Horizon Farms is an excellent company to work for and one of the nicest things is the family atmosphere.

Allan and his wife, Sheila call Pipestone, MN home.

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New Horizon Grain Manager

Anthony grew up on an acreage just outside of Luverne, MN. He attended South Dakota State University where he received a degree in Agronomy. Anthony joined the New Horizon Grain team in 2015 as the Assistant Elevator Manager transitioning into the Elevator Manager role in 2017.

Anthony currently resides in Luverne, MN, and is active with the Luverne Youth Hockey program.

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Brandan Alfson

New Horizon Feeds Manager

Brandan earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southwest Minnesota State University.  He joined New Horizon Grain in 2017 and has progressed over to New Horizon Feeds becoming the manager of the feed mill in 2019.  Brandan appreciates the hard work, dedication and opportunities that New Horizon offers.

Brandan was born and raised in Pipestone and is where he and his wife Steph call home.  They enjoy being involved in the Pipestone community as much as possible.

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We work every day to drive innovation and maintain our competitive edge in the industry. We are always looking for new ways to raise animals more efficiently.

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– Craig Steck
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