Karl Sterud

Crop Insurance Expert

Karl was born and raised just north of Brookings, went to school and graduated from Brookings High School.  With a love for farming Karl went Western Dakota Vo-Tech and graduated with a degree in Farm and Ranch Management in 1980.

KarI raised livestock and farmed with his family, brothers  Robert and Eric for 24 years near Brookings.  Mr. Sterud currently raises pigs.

Before joining the Pickard Insurance team, Karl worked in North Dakota on the oil fields and was also a crop duster.  Karl enjoys the challenge of flying. His greatest adventure in aviation was flying float planes in Alaska.  Karl also is a licensed falconer and loves to hunt and fish in his free time.