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The Progressive Agriculture Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Kuhl to the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, effective immediately.

After more than 20 years with the foundation, Susan Reynolds-Porter has elected to retire from her role as Chief Executive Officer and will support Kuhl as a special projects manager through March 2018.

Kuhl offers more than two decades of diverse business experience, including working with some of the nation’s largest agriculture cooperatives. In his 18 years with CHS Inc., Kuhl led the development of an executive training program for young leaders in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business and oversaw operations of the CHS Inc. corporate campus.

In addition, Kuhl served on the Progressive Agriculture Foundation Board of Directors for six years, including three years as Board President. He coordinated numerous Progressive Agriculture Safety Days and was instrumental in establishing the program in six new communities in the Upper Midwest.

Kuhl holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business and marketing communications from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He currently lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with his wife, Kelly, and their two young children.

“The foundation appreciates the leadership both Susan and Brian have provided over the years,” says Katie Schroeder, president, board of directors, Progressive Agriculture Foundation. “We look forward to continuing the foundation’s mission of providing the education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities for many years to come.”

For more information about the Progressive Agriculture Foundation and Safety Day program, visit