Kristi Keilen grew up in central Michigan where she attended Michigan State University to achieve her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Agronomy. She has worked in dairy nutrition, seed sales/agronomy, grain buying, and as a calf specialist. Kristi and her husband Matthew and their son Brody spend a lot of time on Matthew’s family’s dairy farm in Westphalia, MI, that they co-own together and milk around 450 cows. They also farm about 1900 acres and raise all of their own heifers on a separate farm. Kristi also enjoys promoting the dairy industry and is involved in her local Farm Bureau. She is also a coordinator for Dairy Girl Network peer groups in Michigan.
Kristi’s goal in her position with ANC is to make the dairy producer more profitable by analyzing the operation as a whole, and helping to fix any problems holding the farm back from being as profitable as possible. She enjoys solving problems and figuring out the most economical way to fix them.
“We are pleased to announce that Kristi has joined our team of professionals,” says Jay Hoffman, Assistant General Manager for Agri Nutrition Consulting. “Kristi will be a leader for us in Michigan. Her vast experience and education in many aspects of dairying and agriculture will help us ‘Go Beyond’. Returning to her passion of ration balancing, and providing the complete picture drives her to set the bar high for her and our team. Because Kristi lives dairy farming every day, she will bring a unique dimension to our team and her customers.”
With the addition of Kristi to ANC’s team, begins a new expansion into Michigan for Agri-Nutrition Consulting. “We look forward to connecting with dairy and beef producers, and industry partners in Southern Michigan. Our desire is to be difference makers for our clients by living our core values of honesty, dependability, innovative, respect and consistency,” explains Jay Hoffman.