February 2, 2016 - Bremer Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Burklund as Ag Banking Vice President. He joins the continuously expanding St. Cloud team.
Burklund has a lifetime of ag industry knowledge gained through years of experience as a farm consultant and agriculture educator, an education in agricultural studies and an upbringing on a central Minnesota dairy farm.
Most recently, Burklund operated his own farm management consulting business and taught farm business management classes at St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Prior to that 25-year teaching term, he taught production agriculture to high school students and farm management to adults at three area high schools. Burklund also helped students find careers in agriculture as a job placement coordinator at Wright Technical Center in Buffalo, Minn.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Burklund has a master’s degree in the same program from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is a member of the Association of Agriculture Educators, both at the Minnesota and national levels, and the Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Educators.
Throughout his teaching career, Burklund received numerous honors, including the 2014 Outstanding Educator award from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the 2013 Outstanding Farm Management Educator award from the National Association of Agriculture Educators. He is also a six-time recipient of the regional-level Outstanding Farm Business Management Program award from the Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Brad joining our team,” said Tom Rickers, St. Cloud Region CEO. “He has deep roots in the local farming community, where he grew up and continues to live, and a wealth of ag industry knowledge unlike anyone else. Now that Brad is a member of the Bremer family, our clients will have the opportunity to benefit from his tremendous expertise.”
Burklund will maintain his home in Clearwater, Minn., where he has lived for 32 years, and will office at the St. Cloud Bremer location at 1100 West St. Germain Street.Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $11 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities.