MN Statewide

  • Providing Ag Industry Tours
  • Adult Groups – Professional & Corporate to Leisure
  • Student & Youth for Career Discovery & Exploration
  • Step On Tour Services
  • Speaking Services

Prior To The Plate Agritours was founded by Heather Coffelt to provide people the opportunity to visit farms and connect with farmers. Heather is passionate about agriculture and wants to share her experiences with others.

Heather grew up on a large crop farm in Stewart, MN where she experienced the typical farm kid lifestyle – pulling weeds, picking rock, delivering grain to elevators, etc.  Her parents and brothers (along with their families) continue to operate the family farm. She has an accounting degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. Heather worked at Cargill, Inc in a variety of roles but her favorite was working directly with farmers to purchase grain for the river terminal in Savage, MN. She continued her career as a General Manager for Market 1, Inc. advising farmers on risk management strategies.

Utilizing Heather’s connections to the agriculture community, we provide people the opportunity to learn about agriculture and food production directly from the source – THE FARMERS.  Our goal is to bridge the gap between consumer and producer.

We offer tours for corporate and leisure clients.  We customize tours to meet the needs of our clients.

Contact Information

Prior to the Plate AgriTours

Contact: Heather Coffelt
Founder & President