2013-05-16 / Top News

Hendrickson manages Hazelton SCG facility

By Verda Seeklander

Kevin Hendrickson is the new SCG location manager at Hazelton. Kevin Hendrickson is the new SCG location manager at Hazelton. Kevin Hendrickson is the new manager of the Hazelton branch of South Central Grain.

Not exactly the new kid on the block, so to speak, he’s been employed in Hazelton for more than a year and a half (he began working at SCG approximately a month before the old grain elevator building was burned on Oct. 14, 2011.)

Kevin officially became location manager Dec. 1, 2012, after former manager John Schatz resigned to open his own small engine business in his hometown of Steele. So, although he has been around for awhile, this is what you might call a formal introduction of Kevin to the community.

Before assuming his new position, Kevin attended two sessions of intense fourday management classes in Minneapolis, Minn. The classes included learning to understand the financial aspects of the business as well as acquiring more in-depth information about the workings of a cooperative.

His goal is to make the Hazelton branch bigger through growth in feed and grain sales and in customers. He plans to have more feed promotions. A pre-buy promotion on calf creep is going on now, and he reminds farmers and cattlemen that SCG handles feed, grain, salt blocks, SmartLic supplements, Pay Back Minerals and more.

Kevin’s interests are cattle and feedlot farming. He grew up on a farm near Rhame and was employed on a farm near Bison, S.D., for 11 years before moving to Linton.

Kevin and his family moved to Linton four years ago and have purchased a home there. His wife, Lisa, is a Special Education teacher in the Linton School system. They have two daughters, Mackenzie, 7, and Sawyer, 4.

Outside of working, Kevin enjoys the outdoors, and he particularly stresses the importance of family time. He worked at Circle H Lumber in Linton for two years before accepting the position at SCG.

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