Jodi joined the Ag Department at Lake Area Technical College in August 2016 as an instructor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, and a Master’s Degree from SDSU in Brookings. Previously, Jodi held positions as a Marketing Professor in the Business Department at Southwest Minnesota State University and as the Director of Marketing at Miller Legal Strategic Planning Centers. Jodi and her husband, Joe, live and farm/ranch in southwestern Minnesota. They have two grown children. On the farm/ranch, they raise corn, soybeans and are also a part of their son’s purebred Red Angus seedstock operation. In her free time, she enjoys riding and showing cutting horses, playing the guitar, and doing western photography.