Mark grew up on his family’s grain farm in south central Illinois where he gained an appreciation and passion for agriculture. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science. Mark spent 8+ years working in the crop protection industry with many of those spent working directly with farmers throughout central Illinois. As a Precision Agronomist, Mark enjoys the opportunity to assist farmers in making critical decisions while helping them better understand and manage the variability within every field. At home Mark and his wife Kelcey have two children. In his spare time Mark enjoys being outdoors with his family and their dog Forrest.