Katie Brown, her husband Ethan, and sons, Andrew and Tyler live in Morrisonville, Illinois. As a Senior Research Manager with The Maschhoffs, Katie has had the opportunity to travel the Midwest and work with producers on problems they face in everyday pork production. With this knowledge she is responsible for designing and implementing research projects that aid in solving those problems.
Katie was raised on her family’s hog operation in Central Illinois which inspired her passion for the pork industry. Her family still raises pigs and she will be the 5th generation involved in the operation. Katie and her husband also own and operate a grain farm in Christian County. Within the association she has served as the state ambassador and many committees including youth, marketing and expo. She is currently serving as an At-Large Director. Additionally, she is involved with the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Program and Taylorville Christian Church.