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Paul was born and raised in Maddock and was the last graduating class of the Benson County Agricultural and Training School in Maddock.  He also graduated in 1973 with a degree in Ag Education.  He taught Vo-Ag and Adult Farm Management in Maddock and continued to teach even after he began farming in 1975.    He farmed for 40 years and in 2002 teamed with 4 other area farmers to start Precision Ag Results. 

Kim was born and raised in Maddock and graduated from high school in 1998.  In December 2001 she graduated from Northwestern Bible College in Roseville, MN and returned home to farm with her dad, Paul. 

In 2002, Kim, her father and 3 area farmers began Precision Ag Results.  In early 2002, she and her dad took five days of training in precision ag mapping from SST Software in Stillwater, OK.  Through the training, along with the help of Gary Wagner of Crookston, Kim began making maps for variable rate nitrogen application.  Through the years, Kim’s role changed from not only mapping, but also soil testing and then to organizing and running the soil testing/mapping side of the business.

Throughout all these years, Kim had been traveling to Poland on many short-term mission trips.  In December 2012, Kim decided to move to Poland to be able to focus more on learning the Polish language and sharing the gospel of Jesus with them.  Kim currently lives in Poland, but thanks to technology, she continues to work for PAR making maps. 

Frank originally hails from Pico Rivera, CA where he graduated from El Rancho High School.  A few short weeks after graduation in 2004, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a flight deck director (ABH), ship security (SSDF) and administrator.  He was stationed on the USS Essex from 2004-2008 which traveled the world. At the end of his tour, he got married and moved to San Diego where he received a degree in Pre-Nursing and Health Science from National University.  While attending college, he worked for one company call Hydro-scape.  After finishing college he moved to Maddock with his wife is who is from Devils Lake.  They have 2 boys, Aiden 7- and Kaleb-4. Frank has been with Precision Ag Results since March of 2013.

Melinda Martin

Originally from Bowdon, she went to NDSU to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Range Science.  Most of her work experience revolves around higher education and ag education.  The majority of the last 12 years was spent as program coordinator at the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College working on workforce training, writing and reporting grants, and doing some computer trainings.  She recently also was a Career Development Manager for the ND Implement Dealers Association. 

Her free time mostly revolves around all of her horses, cats and dogs and helping out with pet rescues. She also does some various volunteer work in New Rockford which currently includes serving as president of the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (economic development board). 

A native of Kidron, Ohio, Karl earned a degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Akron.  He then went to work for AGCO Corporation in Hesston, Kansas. There he worked as a test engineer, product engineer, and design engineer.  He worked on several different products including Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Challenger Tractors as well as Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger combines.  After AGCO, he moved to EXCEL Industries (maker of Hustler and Big Dog mowers) and worked there as a test engineer. 

Karl is married to Sonia, a Maddock native who teaches second grade here in Maddock.  They have 3 children, Grant-9, Ty-6, and Landree-2.

He enjoys spending time with his family as well as working on his Chevelle, restoring antique tractors and woodworking.

Brad Hermanson

bhermanson@precisionagresults.com

701-230-1364