Governor-elect Tim Walz announced the appointment of Thom Petersen as the next Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture earlier today. Currently government relations director for Minnesota Farmers Union, Petersen will succeed Dave Frederickson, who was appointed commissioner by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011.
Following today’s announcement, Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Brian Thalmann released the following statement:
“The state’s corn growers would like to congratulate Thom Petersen on his appointment to commissioner of agriculture.