Since 1971, Sally Anne and I have operated a small, diversified regenerative farm on the Coteau des Prairies in southwestern Minnesota.  I served as Nobles County Commissioner for 20 years, expressing strong ecological, renewable energy and social justice values. As a founding member of the Rural MN Energy Board, I led the effort to establish the Minnesota wind energy production tax. In 2015, a 30 MW Community Wind South project was created with a team of local partners. We are fortunate to have our entire gene pool in south Minneapolis! I like to stay busy fixing Volvos and motorcycles and a long road trip means peace-of-mind for me.