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Boone, Alex, Charity, Henry & Turner

Carlson Ag Aviation was founded in 1985 by Lynn Carlson. Boone and Charity Carlson purchased the business from Lynn in 2016. Up until 2020, Carlson Ag Aviation was based solely near Wendell, MN.  They acquired the Wheaton-Dumont Aerial Spraying business in 2020 and fully staff and operate out of both locations.  

Boone was no stranger to the business as he grew up helping his dad every summer.  Boone was the Managing Partner of Barrett Farm Supply for 15 years until leaving that position August 2019.  That position gave him experience managing people and knowing all aspects of crop protection and nutrition to help serve you.  Charity has been managing Carlson Ag Aviation and will continue helping with the day to day operations.   Prior to that she worked as a litigation paralegal for 10 years before staying home with the boys and helping with our farm operation. 

Carlson Ag Aviation proudly flies Air Tractors.  They currently have two AT-502's.  

Carlson Ag Aviation strives to offer the best service and product knowledge in the area.  They always have an expert on hand or readily available with any questions you may have.   


Andrew Asleson

Andrew graduated from West Central Area High School in 2012. After high school he attended Lake Superior College in Duluth earning a degree as a professional pilot. Andrew also attended training at the Eagle Vistas Ag Pilot Program in Florida.  


During summer breaks Andrew began working at Carlson Ag mixing and loading. 

In addition to having a passion for flying, Andrew also enjoys working for Prairie Air in the winter months repairing airplanes and helicopters.  He is currently working towards obtaining his Airframe and Powerplant license.

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Dustin Mellette 

Dustin was born and raised on a cash crop farm in North Florida, 

graduating in 2001 and

Hillsborough Community College in 2004 with an A.A. in Engineering. He lived in Tampa FL for 15 years acquiring a

Construction License, a Private Pilot’s License, and most importantly, starting a family with his wife,

Bekki and their son, Eli.

Dustin managed a Construction Company for several years while working on acquiring flight hours, and attended Ag Flight in Bainbridge, GA, to further his involvement in the Agricultural Aviation Community. Dustin and his family moved to the Midwest in 2015 to pursue his dream of aerial application.  


Charity Carlson

Office Manager

Charity grew up in rural Wendell, the daughter of Randy and Karen Ricks.  She graduated from West Central Area and attended college at MSUM earning her B.S. in Paralegal.  She worked as a litigation paralegal for 10 years in Fergus Falls.  After their third son was born she decided to stay home with their three boys. Charity manages the books for their farm and does the billing, bookkeeping and office managment for Carlson Ag Aviation. 

Boone and Charity have three boys; Alex Salwasser (18), Turner (12) and Henry (10).


Boone Carlson
General Manager

Boone grew up in Northfield, MN, the son of Lynn and Robin Carlson. Boone spent his summers helping his dad at Carlson Ag Aviation.  Boone attended ag aviation school in Crookston. After college, Boone purchased his uncle's farm where they currently reside and grow corn, wheat, soybeans and sugar beets.   

Boone is active in many organizations.  He is a board member of Minnesota Agricultural Aviation Association (MAAA), Chairman of North Ottawa Township.

Brad Olson
Ground Support 

Brad grew up near Evansville, MN the son of Ron and the late Susan Olson.  Brad is married to his wife Debby and they have two sons, Noah and Oliver, and a daughter, Ruby.  Brad works full-time at Carlson Farms in addition to managing the ground operations at Carlson Ag. 

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Alex Salwasser


Alex is a 2022 graduate of West Central Area and a freshman at South Dakota State University studying Ag Business and Precision Ag.  Alex is the son of Boone & Charity Carlson and Steve and Rhonda Salwasser.  Alex has been loading for Carlson Ag for three summers.  Alex earned his Private Pilot's license in the summer of 2022.  He enjoys running cross country and track and loves anything hunting and fishing. 



Wendell Location:

25445 300th Ave

Wendell, Minnesota 56590

Office: 320-284-2415

Wheaton Location:

6425 State Highway 27

Wheaton, Minnesota 56296

Office: 320-563-0796

Email: charity

After Hours Assistance

Boone Cell: 218-770-0807

Charity Cell: 218-731-1758

Andrew Cell: 218-770-1248

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