Mike Koenecke

Mike Koenecke
Program Lead
Destination Employer


Mike Koenecke leads and directs the Destination Employer© Services, and HR Consultant, Coaching, and Training branch of Ag1Source & Career1Source companies. Mike is a licensed and certified trainer in behavioral assessments, aiding the talent life cycle that supports the interviewing, selection, development and retention of talent. He most recently held the role of HR Recruitment/Talent Management for Ag Partners LLC, a mid-west recognized Agronomy, Grain and Feed organization in Northwest Iowa. His responsibilities included overseeing recruitment, staff management, training, and organizational development for a 240 full-time employee staff.

Mike is a graduate from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a designated PHR/SHRM-CP with 11 years of service in human resource roles, seven of those in agriculturally focused HR and recruiting pursuits. Mike has also previously served on the board for ACES (Agricultural Cooperative Employment Services) supporting 23 member cooperatives in the Midwest. Through his current role, he has impacted over 100 Ag related companies in the use of his services toward talent management solutions, positively affecting the bottom line for organizations.

Mike is President for his local SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) chapter, board member for his local YMCA, board member for Love Takes Root, a non-profit charitable organization and on a board of elders for his local church. From Northwest Iowa, he is an active participant in his family’s row crop farming operation. Mike, his wife Katie, and three children, Jack, Karson, and Claire reside in Spencer Iowa on their family acreage.

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