Employee Profiles

  B & R Dairy Equipment  

Ben Netzke, of Nicollet, purchased the dairy equipment business May 11, 2018.   
Ben also owns Midwest Refrigeration & HeatingNicollet, MN.  
Email:  [email protected]                           
Cell Phone: 507-317-3056




Ryan Johnson, Service Technician, came to B & R Dairy after 8 years of farm experience. Ryan lives in Bird Island with his wife, Natashia, and their three children.  He enjoys his coworkers and the farmers for whom he works.  In addition to his service at B & R Dairy Equipment, Ryan also volunteers at the Bird island Fire Department, enjoys playing golf, bowling, and loves being a husband and father. In the next 10-20 years of the dairy industry, Ryan sees more robots coming into operation. Ryan’s favorite pastime is baseball.





Sandy Kley, Office Manager.  Sandy grew up on a dairy farm just north of Klossner MN where her father David and Uncle Ron and their families ran the farm together. when younger sandy was often found helping on the farm with the calves and feeding during milking time. Sandy moved to Winthrop in 1992 when she met her husband Leon. They now have 1 son, but love hosting exchange students. Sandy may have left the farm, but that doesn’t mean her heart did. Sandy is also found volunteering with the Sibley County Royalty program, Winthrop’s Christmas in the Country along with helping when needed at school events and with her family and friends.  In the future, Sandy says “I hope the small family diary farms with continue to thrive. With the uncertainty we are currently in, there is something to be said about knowing where your food comes from”