Chris is from Menard County and is the president of Frank & West Environmental Engineers. He has served on the IPPA board for 16 years. He has been on the Production Tech/Research committee since he started on the board, and has been the chair of the State Fair committee for the past five years. Chris also serves on the NPPC Environmental committee.
His family has a fourth generation farm in White County. This has been in his family for over 100 years, making it a centennial farm.
He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 20 years and have two children, Grace and Jackson. Over the years, he has coached several of his children’s sports teams. Chris is also an active member of West Side Christian Church in Springfield.
Advice he would give to someone looking to expand into livestock would be from his perspective as an engineer and consultant. He would advise them to look into all the current regulations that could impact what they are wanting to do, eliminating any surprises that may impact their farm.