Deron Erickson

NFRBMEA Rep, National Council:
Deron Erickson

Deron Erickson is a Farm Business Management instructor at Minnesota West Technical College with an office in Barrett, MN. He has been a Farm Business Management instructor since November of 2000. Prior to this he taught High School Ag Education in Morris and Hancock. The Westland FBM program has been honored in 2022 as the Outstand Post-Secondary and Adult program by the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators. This program has around 65 students that range in age from 22 to 75, and has students in Grant, Traverse, Big Stone, Stevens, Swift, and Douglas Counties of Minnesota.

Deron was born and raised in Stevens County and currently operates the 430-acre home farm growing both corn and soybeans. Growing up it was a diverse farm raising finish beef, finish hogs, chickens, and sheep. That background has helped as a Farm Business Management instructor. Deron graduated from North Dakota State University and is a proud Bison alum! Deronís free time is taken up with farming, but he also enjoys being on the water as much as possible.

Deron has been married to his lovely wife Cam for 4 years. He has a daughter Rebecca who is an Ag Education graduate from the University of MN, Jacob who is an infrastructure engineer on the Microsoft campus in Seattle, and Noah who is the 2022-23 FFA State Sentinel and will be attending the University of MN in the Fall. Deron also has two step children, Kelli and Kate, and two grandchildren.

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