I have been connected to agriculture for over 60 years. I grew up on a farm in Southeastern Wisconsin where we had dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and a horse. We raised alfalfa, corn, oats and wheat. My desire to help the farming community overcome obstacles led me to obtain a Ph.D. in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin with a focus on nutrition. I’ve spent the majority of my career working as an animal nutritionist for Monsanto. I’ve also served in leadership roles on scientific society boards and church boards. Above all, I am devoted to providing an abundant, affordable and safe food supply for this world but especially for my wife, children, and grandchildren.