Red River Valley grower celebrating 20 years of raising beets.
Growing up, Aaron Wetterlin was just like any other kid raised on the farm. He would help out his dad and grandpa whenever he could and did so starting at a young age. But when it came time, Aaron went off to college not knowing if he was going to return to work on the Clay County, Minn. farm or not. All of that doubt came to an end, however, when he received a letter in the mail. “I got a letter about a new grower program from American Crystal. It said that they were looking to implement some new growers into the industry,” Aaron recalled. “It must have been tough to get stock so they were going to allow a few more growers a chance to buy some stock at a little cheaper price. If I remember right, it was about $1,800 a share and they were going to allow the new growers to purchase at $1,500 a share.