Karl Sterud

Crop Insurance Expert

karl_sterudKarl Sterud is a crop insurance specialist with Pickard Insurance Services.  Born and raised on a farm north of Brookings, Karl has maintained a lifelong interest in agriculture which continues today through his affiliations and hobbies.

He was active in 4-H and FFA in his youth and continues to support of both youth organizations today. Earning a degree in Farm and Ranch Management, he started farming with a cow-calf operation.  Later, he expanded to an aerial application service.

Karl is the youngest of five siblings and his great-grandpa, originally from Norway, was one of the first to homestead near Lake Campbell. Karl raised livestock and farmed with his family, brothers Robert and Eric, for 24 years near Brookings. He currently raises Duroc and Berkshire pigs.

Hunting with his Fox Red Labrador, Sophia, and fishing are a couple of his hobbies and he recently became a licensed Falconer. Karl is eager to help and serve the people of the Ag sector and communities in South Dakota.