Local Dairy Farmer John Diersen has been appointed to the Merchants Bank in Caledonia and Spring Grove Advisory Board of Directors, according to bank president Matt Schuldt .
Schuldt said Diersen brings a lot of knowledge about farming and the ag community, especially the dairy industry to the bank.
The 62-year-old Diersen farms with his wife, Karyl, and two sons at Minnigan Hills Farm outside of Caledonia. Currently, they farm 500 acres and milk between 135 and 150 Holsteins. The Diersens have also been involved in the American Dairy Association for many years and take a lead role in the Houston County Fair.
With $1.4 billion in assets, there are 21 Merchants Bank locations in Minnesota plus locations in La Crosse and Eau Claire.