Eric graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Animal Science and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University. Eric’s industry background started with Cargill where he moved around the Midwest working for their meat solutions division. He also has experience in the Ag finance and lending space also. Eric most recently spent the last 9 years with Smithfield Foods before joining Partners for Production Agriculture in April 2021.
Eric lives in southeast Iowa with his wife Linzey and two daughters and they enjoy showing livestock across the country.
“The key is not the ‘will to win’ everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”