Norm Monsen

, Norm Monsen
Vice President, Agriculture Division

Norm Monsen

, Norm Monsen

Norm Monsen brings over three decades of experience in the agricultural sector to Creative Business Services / CBS-Global. From operating the family farm to International Agriculture initiatives Norm’s roles have been diverse and far reaching. Before joining the CBS-Global Agriculture team, Norm served the state of Wisconsin in various roles at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Professional Experience:

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (1998-2023)

  • Agriculture Markets Consultant; Advanced
  • Community Service Specialist-Farm Center

 

Dairy Business Innovation Center (2002-2012)

  • Manager
  • Client Services Director
  • Intake Director

During his tenure at DATCP, Norm managed several programs, including the Dairy Processor Grant program and the Wisconsin Dairy Artisan Network. Norm served as the DATCP representative and liaison to numerous groups and resources including; the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), Wisconsin Dairy Products Association (WDPA), and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW), the Dairy Goat Academy, and the Sheep Dairy Association of Wisconsin.

Norm’s ability to bring together industry stakeholders to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities has made him a respected figure in the agricultural community. His work has significantly contributed to the startup, growth and success of numerous businesses within the dairy and agricultural sectors.

, Norm Monsen

Community Involvement:

Norm is actively involved in various community service roles, including serving on Dunkirk Town Board since 1993, where he held positions such as Town Chairman and Town Supervisor as well as coaching a wide range of youth and High School sports. Norm has and continues to serve on community initiatives that emphasize youth programing and farm and natural area preservation.

Personal Life:

In his personal life, Norm enjoys spending time with his family and contributing to his community through various volunteer activities. He is a member of several clubs and organizations, his local church, the Stoughton Son’s of Norway Lodge and the Stoughton FFA Alumni.

Norm’s extensive network and deep industry knowledge make him a valuable asset to CBS-Global, where he continues to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, assist business owners with divestitures, and provide strategic advice to drive business growth and development.

Norm and his wife Kim operate the family farms near Stoughton, Wisconsin with help from their children and grandchildren.

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