News  |  September 1, 2016

New FBM Instructors

Northland Technical and community College hires 3 new instructors


Northland Technical and Community College welcomes three new Farm Business Management Instructors. We welcome Betsey Jensen, Jessica Hanson and Kelly Klinkhammer to the FBM team!


Betsy Jensen started her career as a commodity broker.  She became a farm management instructor in 2000, and quit in 2012 after child #3.  She’s thrilled to return to FBM after 4 years.  She farms wheat, corn, soybeans, barley, sugarbeets and navy beans in Stephen, MN.  Her family runs a seed plant, Jensen Seed Company, where they process wheat and barley seed, and resale soybean and sugarbeet seed.



Jessica grew up on a beef cow/calf farm near Clearbrook, MN. She graduated from New York State University at Cobleskill with a BT in Animal Science. Jessica worked for the USDA/Farm Service Agency for over seven years in Marshall and Pennington Counties as a Farm Loan Officer.

Jessica is married to Kjell Hanson and they have a small farm located near Thief River Falls, MN.  They have a small crop operation and previously had a cattle feedlot. They have three children and enjoy showing horses.



Kelly Klinkhammer joined the Farm Business Management Team at Northland Community and Technical College on July 1st, 2016.  Kelly holds a degree in Agriculture Industries Sales and Management from University of MN-Crookston.  She has over 15 years of experience in the agriculture field, including an extensive background in crop insurance and Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs.  Kelly grew up on a farm and continues to operate a small cow-calf operation with her family.


The Northland Technical and Community College FBM program is designed to provide education to farm/ranch owner of all sizes and stages and all persons interested in farming/ranching. Ultimately FBM instructors strive to help make farm operations efficient, profitable and fiscally responsible. FBM courses are delivered in a student-centered environment and as a student you receive college credit based on course outcome and goals.

Our objective is to provide farmers with a better understanding of the business and financial aspects of their farm operation through continuing education and personalized instruction with hands on assistance.

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