Kris grew up on a family hog farm in SW Iowa. They raised 900 head of sow farrow to finish. Kris attended Iowa State University and received his B.S. in Agricultural Education. After graduation, he returned to the family farm and was operations manager of the hog unit. Kris oversaw the feed budgets, shot protocols, boar stud and records for the operation. Kris also has worked for Land O’Lakes feed as a swine production specialist in NW Iowa. After Land O’Lakes Kris went to work for the National Pork Board and was Midwest Regional manager for the Pork Checkoff. Kris has also worked as a territory assistant manager for a local hog production company. His job was to work with the producers in marketing the loads but also to make sure that all protocols were being followed. Kris has worked with all phases of hog production from farrowing thru finishing and brings a lot of experience to this position. Kris is looking forward to being able to work with producers to assist them with them operations and to get Innovad’s full line of products to the producers in the US.