Management Education Programs
Lamb and Wool Management: Instructors
Philip Berg was born and raised on a Pipestone area sheep farm and continues to work with his family’s sheep operation. He graduated with an Animal Science degree from South Dakota State University and also received a Master's Degree in Animal and Range Science from North Dakota State University. After receiving his Master's Degree, Philip worked for the North Dakota State University Research Center in Hettinger, ND. After six years with the NDSU Research Center, he returned to Pipestone where he was employed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Pipestone County for eleven years.
Philip began his role as a Lamb and Wool Instructor in June of 2005.
Laurie Johnson was raised on a diversified crop and livestock operation in Northeastern South Dakota. Her passion for sheep started early with two bottle lambs at the age of five. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education and a Master’s degree in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction in Career and Technical Education. Laurie was an Account Manager at RDO Equipment in Webster, SD prior to her time at Lake Area Technical Institute. She has been at Lake Area Technical Institute for the past five and half years as an agriculture instructor online and on campus specializing in the Ranch Management option. Laurie and her husband have a diversified cattle and sheep operation.