About Levridge

Levridge is dedicated to building modern, user-friendly business solutions for the agricultural industry.

Our Story

While technology advancements in agriculture might seem commonplace, there has remained a demand and need for cloud-based, modern business software built specifically for the Ag industry. Prior to the inception of Levridge, there was not a robust backend software program on the market that allowed users to manage data and operations all within in one cloud-based solution. Levridge is unique because it was created with the sole intent to fill this gap where nothing else existed to meet current Ag business needs.

Levridge was built to truly modernize how business is being done at Ag Retailers, Ag Co-ops and Commodity Processors, making processes much more efficient, organized, and accessible. Not only is a modern solution advantageous for the business, it also makes it easier and less frustrating for employees to do their jobs. There was a pent-up demand for this technology from every angle.

Levridge President Becky Newell & Levridge Executive Chairman Eric Newell.

So, why hasn’t ample attention been paid to this market? There is a reason. It isn’t easy. To build this type of all-in-one solution you need to understand the intricate needs and requirements of this industry. But, even more importantly, you need the ability, experience, and technical know-how to handle the complexities of developing the architecture and code to make it all work together.

We had clients and potential clients asking for a solution, and we met the challenge. The Levridge team comes from an area rich in agriculture heritage. Being the sons and daughters of farmers, this market had a great appeal to us because it’s an industry that we have a connection to and natively understand. To build this product and see our clients use these solutions to transform their operations is an extremely rewarding endeavor.

Meet the Levridge Team Leaders

The Levridge solution is supported by a substantial team of seasoned in-house developers, technology experts, and industry analysts.

Becky Newell
President

Becky’s background includes 14.5 years at Microsoft working as a developer on Microsoft Dynamics business technology products Dynamics GP and Dynamics AX. She also worked on the Microsoft Dynamics platform development team, learning the foundation of the product and how to develop in a team atmosphere. Becky co-founded Stoneridge Software in 2012, serving as a Vice President of Development. She grew up in Onida, SD where her family still farms, raising wheat, corn, sunflowers and beef cattle.

Cody Chesrown

Business Analyst

Cody Chesrown is the Business Analyst for Agronomy at Levridge. His focus is on defining the requirements necessary to build and use the Dynamics application to meet the needs of agricultural co-ops. He was previously employed at Larson Grain Company where he was a Research Director/Sales Agronomist. Prior experience includes being a Research Agronomist in Yuma, AZ and Research Associate with Syngenta Seeds Inc. in Glyndon, MN.

Cody holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and animal science from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Keith Bangasser

Senior Grain Business Analyst

Keith Bangasser is the Senior Grain Business Analyst at Levridge. Keith has decades of experience in both agribusiness and ag-related computer software. After starting work for Farm Credit System as a Finance Manager, Keith later founded AgriSystems North Inc., which sold, implemented, and supported PC based agricultural software. AgriSystems North later merged with RDI Technologies, where Keith was apart of a team that created the first-ever windows based Ag Accounting software. He later co-founded IRD Technologies, which was acquired by E-Markets. In his nearly two decades at E-Markets, Keith worked with teams to created world-class business accounting software for some of the most important players in agriculture.

Tory Bjorklund

Chief Technical Officer, Levridge

Tory Bjorklund is the Chief Technical Officer of Levridge. He is a solution architect with more than 10 years of experience with the Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management solution. Tory is a veteran of manufacturing and software industries having served as CTO, CIO and Chief Software Architect in previous employment. He was a co-founder of The Aagard Group and has also served as the President of Simplicity Software, building custom solutions for manufacturers.

Julie Hagen

Program Manager

Julie Hagen is the Program Manager for Levridge. Julie also has prior experience as a Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain consultant. She worked at Microsoft for over 20 years, excelling in business analysis and program management. Recent employment also includes DFC Consultants as a Business System Analyst and Solutions Consultant.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Mayville State University.