Mr. Amen is a third generation sugar beet farmer and one of the original members of the Cooperative Board of Directors since its inception in 2002. He serves as the Chairman of the Administrative Committee at his church. He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Irrigation and Drainage. Prior to becoming a director, he served on the Colorado Sugar Beet Growers Association for 10 years, 3 years as President. He has been farming sugar beets for approximately 41 years