Jerry Bly '71



Jerry is a '71 "Charter class" SMSU graduate. He majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. The early years after graduation found Jerry working in retail management, spending the majority of this time in the management program with Shopko Stores Inc. He left Shopko in 1976 to allow his wife Ricke, '73 SMSU graduate, the opportunity to pursue a teaching career. Tyler, Minnesota became their home and Jerry was able to begin a 36 year career in Agribusiness encompassing sales careers with John Deere at Southwest Implement in Tyler, MN, Agronomy Manager Lincoln County Coop, and finally Senior Sales Representative BASF Corp for almost 28 years, retiring in February of 2014. Currently Jerry and Ricke reside in Marshall, MN. He continues to work in Agribusiness "part time" as a sales and marketing manager with Aspect Ag, Marshall, MN.


Foundation Board Committee: Fundraising Committee