Jason is from Cumberland County and is a production manager for TLS Farmer Network, LLC. as well as a Swine Enterprise Specialist for FS Total Livestock Services. He is the current past president for IPPA. Jason is in his eighth year on the IPPA Board and is the District 8 Director. He worked his way through the officer ranks and has served on a number of committees including Marketing, Executive, Expo, Production Tech/Research, Education/Youth, and the executive director search committee. On a national level, Jason serves on the NPPC Investor Member Relations Committee and has had the honor of speaking at the 2014 Pork Forum on behalf of the 2013-2014 Pork Leadership Institute class
He and his wife, Jen, have two children, Matt & Hannah. Jen is an adapted PE teacher for Eastern Illinois Area Special Education cooperative. Matt and Hannah are currently in grade school and enjoy sports and helping grandpa and grandma on their farm.
Jason is an active member of the Cumberland County Pork Producers, Cumberland County Farm Bureau, and the First Baptist Church of Effingham.
Being a part of IPPA has helped him to better understand the issues that the industry faces and how they affect his operation. He encourages grain farmers to expand into livestock as having livestock allows for diversification of the farm and better utilization of the workforce while providing fertilizer for crops. Also, to look at the different production options and choose what best fits their farm.