Bremer beefs up ag department

Marc Schober was hired to a newly created director of specialized agriculture solutions position at Bremer Bank, St. Paul, Minn.

In this strategic role, Schober will be responsible for identifying opportunities, services and solutions to serve Bremer’s agriculture customers in new and better ways, the bank said in a release. The move is part of a broader rebranding and reorganization effort launched by the $12 billion Bremer earlier this year.

“Marc’s expertise in agriculture and agribusiness from numerous perspectives is unique and offers an incredibly valuable insight for our customers,” said Jeanne Crain, Bremer Bank president and CEO. “Over the past few years, Bremer Bank has worked to solidify our position as a leading commercial and ag bank today and into the future, and Marc’s work will be crucial in that effort.”

Schober’s agriculture connections reach all the way back to southeastern Wisconsin, where he grew up on a small family farm. In addition to working as an editor for Farmland Forecast and co-authoring two books on investing in farmland, Schober spent the last decade as a director at Colvin & Co. LLP, an asset management firm focused on agriculture.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join an organization with deep roots in the neighborhoods it serves. Bremer Bank has partnered with the people who grow our food and strengthen our communities for generations, and I look forward to furthering that work,” Schober said.