Rich grew up on the family farm north of Java and spent much of his early life involved in farming and ranching. Rich attended college at SDSM&T technology earning a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and later graduated from University of St Thomas with a Master’s Degree in Business. Rich worked in the computer industry for 20 years in both engineering and management positions before returning back to the area in 2009 to begin what would be a succession plan for Steve Biel in the Marin Biel Insurance Agency. Rich and his wife Beth are both from the Java/Selby area and always wanted an opportunity to move back and raise their family. Rich has a great passion for the Ag industry and enjoys working with farmers and ranchers. Rich’s expertise is with all types of crop and farm insurance, commercial lines, and personal lines insurance.