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ProfitProAG’s agronomists and livestock production specialists have the knowledge, experience, products and technology to help you achieve greater profitability and sustainability.


We know that trust is never given; it’s earned, always. We appreciate your interest in ProfitProAG. Let’s start the conversation about how we can provide you with personalized, customized service and proven solutions to help make your farm more profitable and sustainable.

Jim Ladlie


Crop & Livestock Management Consultant 

Cell – (507) 383-1325  •  Office – (507) 373-2550  •


Jim Ladlie, founder and president of ProfitProAG, grew up on a farm near Albert Lea, Minnesota. He brought years of in-depth Ag knowledge when he started ProfitProAG in 2000. To learn more about Jim’s story, click here.



Crop Management Consultant 

Cell – (320) 333-1608  •  Office – (320) 325-0147  •


Dennis Klockenga is a crop management consultant for ProfitProAG. Based in Minnesota, he provides farmers with crop-input recommendations for fertility, herbicides, insecticides and tillage decisions. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois and his master’s degree in soil fertility from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. After college, Dennis worked three years in pesticide and soybean breeding research. For the last 20 years, he has worked for ProfitProAG as a certified crop advisor (CCA). He enjoys on-farm visits and conducts soil and crop evaluations to help his clients improve their profit potential per acre.


Dennis Klockenga
Chris Chodur


Livestock & Manure Management Consultant

Cell – (507) 402-4195  •  Office – (507) 373-2550  •


Chris Chodur is an Iowa-based animal and manure consultant for ProfitProAG who brings years of livestock industry experience to his role. After earning his degree in ag management from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in 1993, he became NIACC’s farm manager/livestock herdsman. During his 17-year career at NIACC, he managed daily operations at the farrow-to-finish swine operation and at the college’s beef cow/calf operation. Chris worked closely with students and the public with an educational emphasis on animal health, livestock facilities, genetics and nutrition. He also helped implement many animal studies and trials for the college and its business partners. Before Chris joined ProfitProAG, he spent three years as a station manager/hog buyer for Lynch Livestock Inc., in Mason City, Iowa. This experience helped Chris establish many relationships with swine producers across Iowa and Minnesota. Chris also has a huge passion for the show-pig industry and still judges a few county-fair swine shows.



Manure Management Consultant

Cell – (920) 285-2400  •


John Pernat has been involved in crop and livestock production for 25 years. He has experience in the Wisconsin dairy industry including herd health, effective manure management and high energy, nutrient-dense feed production.

John Pernat
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