Lance is from Saline County and has been on the IPPA board for five years. During that time he has served on the Industry Services, Education/Youth, and Marketing committees.
He has a 2,800 head finishing site in Western Saline County. Additionally, he is part of three generations to farm on his family’s farm started in the 1940s. His involvement with the farm included 19 years’ operating a 6400 head nursery farm that earned several Cargill Pork Environmental awards and the Saline County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
Lance and his wife, Tina, have been married 28 years and have four children, Jase(wife Jessie), Jess, Josie, and Jaeger and one granddaughter, Sadie Lynn Martin.
In addition to his busy family life, Lance is the PA announcer for the Harrisburg Bulldogs basketball and football games, serves on the Illinois DNR OHV advisory board, and is a founder and current board member of the Little Egypt Off-Road Motorcycle Club. Lance also is the Williamson County Farm Bureau Manager.
Being a part of IPPA has helped Lance gain valuable knowledge about issues concerning the livestock industry and connect with other producers and industry leaders. If he could give advice to someone wanting to expand into livestock it would be that it’s a good way to keep family included in the farm. It was a great addition to their operation. He started with his father 22 years ago which allowed him to stay on the farm and now is allowing his son Jase to stay on the farm and raise his family there.