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 and lender relations.



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.



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.



Human Resource Manager

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.



Safety Director

Brad grew up in Pipestone and has called Pipestone home for most of his life. Brad attended college at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, MN and St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN where he obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. Brad became a Police Officer in 2003 with the Sioux Falls Police Department.

In 2010, Brad, and his wife Jessica, moved back to Pipestone to raise their family while Brad continued his career with the SFPD. In 2014, Brad became a Detective with the SFPD and continued in that role until 2020, dedicating 17 years to the City of Sioux Falls.

Brad joined the New Horizon Farms team in March of 2020, as the Safety Director, and is grateful for the opportunity New Horizon Farms has given him and his family.

Brad and Jessica have three daughters, Hannah, Harper and Hadlee and live on an acreage just outside of Pipestone.



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.


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.


Jeff Benda

Grain & Feed Mill Merchandiser

Jeff grew up on a hog, corn and soybean farm in Jackson, MN.  He attended South Dakota State University graduating with an Agronomy degree.  Jeff has spent 30 years as an agronomist covering Pipestone and Lincoln counties and is looking forward to being part of the New Horizon team.

Jeff and his wife Karla live near Jasper.

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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.