Patrick (Pat) Freese
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative
Pat and his wife, Diana, farm in Kent, Minnesota. He took over the family farm in 1985 and is a 4th generation farmer. Pat started raising sugar beets in 1991 and today raises barley, wheat (spring or durum), corn and soybeans. During his 34 years of farming he has raised 11 different crops on his farm.
Diana and Pat have been married for 34 years and have 2 children, Brent and Nicole.
Pat currently serves on the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Board of Directors and the American Sugarbeet Growers Association Board of Directors since 2014. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Finance Committee (Treasurer) and on the Executive and Biotech Committees. Pat also has served as the Treasurer for his local township and the local county fair. Prior to the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Board, he served as the Treasurer of the local Cenex Board.
During the winter months Pat officiates basketball in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. His passion for the last 35 years has been running and enjoying sporting activities of all kinds.