About the Guest
Jon Hoek grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL, and was inspired to Agriculture by his Grandpa. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Production Management in 1986. From 1987 to 1997 he owned and operated a 550-sow farrow to finish swine operation. Jon finished a 20-year career with Belstra Milling in 2017 to start a technology company focusing on precision livestock farming and human capital. Jon has presented both internationally and domestically on the topic of pig production, systems management, and barn culture. Jon and his wife Laureen have four children and two grandchildren and reside in Wheatfield, IN.