John Knutson

District II

John Knutson joined the Golden West Board of Directors in September 2010. John owns and operates a ranch in southwestern Haakon County. He and his wife, Arnis, live on the same quarter homesteaded by his grandfather in 1906. They have three grown children. John attended Alfalfa Valley rural school through the eighth grade, then attended and graduated from Philip High School.

John earned an associate’s degree in agriculture from South Dakota State University. John served as a director and president of the Farmer’s Union Co-op in Philip, president of the Haakon County School Board, supervisor and chairman of the Haakon County Soil Conservation District and is a member of the First Lutheran Church, in Philip, SD.