Kent Nolting has been named vice president of operations of DFS, Inc. , Newell, Iowa. Nolting has more than 24 years of experience in feed plant management. Most recently, he has served as a regional operations manager overseeing Land O' Lakes Purina Feed, LLC plants in the southwest region of the U.S. As vice president of operations at DFS, Nolting will be responsible for all operational aspects of feed production, delivery and grain handling, including financials and capital planning.