Benton County President, Executive Committee Chair
Carol Anderson her husband Steve dairy farm in Benton County, milk 65 cows and farm 450 acres. They raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa. Anderson graduated from Foley High School and attended St. Cloud State University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Mankato State University and is a Humphrey Policy Fellow.
Anderson was part of the Perpich Administration and assisting in the establishment of the Minnesota Trade Office and their overseas offices leaving that position when she married her husband Steve and they took over her parents’ dairy farm. She has been the Executive Director of Community Development of Morrison County, a non- profit economic development corporation in Little Falls, MN, for more than 30 years.
Presently, Anderson is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Minnesota Business Finance Corporation, a non-profit economic development corporation with $300 million in assets. MBFC provides SBA 504 loans to businesses in Minnesota. She is also the Chair of the Workforce Development Board in WDB District Two, which covers nineteen counties in Northwest Minnesota. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, which works with the unemployed to assist them in finding job training and employment.