Thomas Titus, President
Thomas Titus was raised on a grain and livestock farm in East Central Illinois prior to attending the University of Illinois and attaining a degree in Agricultural Education. Seeking to continue his education within the agricultural industry sought out to partner with a company that focused upon employee development and provided key learning and career opportunities. Working for Cargill for nearly 6 years allowed Thomas to develop a greater business acumen while still being able to maintain his passion for the pork industry working for Cargill’s Pork Business Unit in Wichita, Kansas.
Today, this experience even proves more valuable on his wife, Breann Conrady-Titus’ family farm in Elkhart where they raise corn, soybeans and pigs. However, most importantly he raises are his children on the farm, Reagan and Lakin. The opportunity to continue the legacy of the farm within the next generation is Thomas’ ultimate goal and reward. Thomas enjoys being active in the ag industry as a past Face of Farming and Ranching for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, past President of the Chester White Swine Records Association, Certified Pedigreed Swine Executive board member and a member of the Team Purebred Adult boad. Thomas is a graduate of NPPC’s Pork Leadership Institute while also participant in the NPPC Pork 2050 visioning group. Along with being on the NPB Producer Services committee, Thomas also remains focused upon IPPA initiatives as chairman of the Expo Committee and involvement in the Education and Youth and Marketing committees.