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Randy grew up on a family grain and livestock farm in rural Milnor, ND where he farmed for ten years following his graduation from North Dakota State School of Science. He also attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) for Agriculture Economics. While attending NDSU, Randy took an internship with a local commodity brokerage firm that turned out to be a 20-plus year experience. Randy is also a licensed crop insurance agent.
In January 2016 Randy became one of the founders of Martinson Ag Risk Management. In his time with the firm, Randy became well known for his introductory marketing education series for marketing clubs, where he introduces complex marketing strategies in a simple, straightforward manner.
In addition to working with marketing clubs, Randy specialized in dairy, assisting RMA with education when introducing the Dairy Options Pilot Program to producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
Randy often is asked to speak at a variety of events from small marketing clubs to commodity organizations. Farm broadcasters are constantly in contact with Randy to seek his knowledge in the commodity markets.
Randy lives in Fargo with his wife and has two daughters.