Podcast: Embracing The Future of The Swine Industry | Glenn Stolt

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About the Guest

Glenn Stolt serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Christensen Farms. Glenn assumed the CEO role in November of 2012 upon the unexpected passing of Bob Christensen, founder and CEO of the company. Glenn is responsible for all strategic, operational, and financial aspects of the company. In addition, Glenn currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Triumph Foods, and sits on the Board of Directors for Seaboard Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats; all of which are primary and further pork processing companies partially owned by Christensen Farms. In addition, Glenn serves on several industry and non-industry association boards and advisory committees.

Glenn’s passion revolves around building upon a strong culture with a keen focus on the investment in individual and team development, which is a critical and essential part of delivering on Christensen Farms’ mission and further extending the legacy of Bob Christensen and the Christensen Family.

After more than 20 years with large, publicly-held businesses, Glenn joined Christensen Farms in 2010 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Christensen Farms, Glenn served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for Capella Education Company, a leading provider of online post-secondary education services. Prior to Capella, he spent nearly ten years with G&K Services, Inc., a large business services organization, serving in several senior leadership roles. Glenn also spent time at The Toro Company after starting his career with Honeywell International.

Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN and a master’s degree from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • How Glenn Stolt became involved with the pork industry and his role today.
  • The status of the US Pork Industry and areas of opportunity.
  • What it means to be a pork producer today.
  • The industry has changed and so has the need to share our story.
  • The difficulties in understanding shifting consumer preferences.
  • Competing with other industries and government assistance for labor and pay.
  • Grants to return agriculture classes to the classroom.
  • A need to reset, start over, and restructure if we are going to tell our story the right way.
  • One thing about our story that is our greatest opportunity as an industry.
  • Glenn Stolt’s “golden nugget”

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