Jim joined WinField United in May of 2017 as Director of Insights and Partnerships for the newly formed Ag Technology group. Jim is currently the Vice President of Seed Marketing.
Jim grew up in the community of Moweaqua, Illinois where the family was involved in a row crop farming operation. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and returned to Moweaqua to take over the family farm.
In 1987 Jim co-founded Moweaqua Seed Company, a company focused on Hybrid corn and soybean production and sales. In 2007 MSC joined the ASI family of Monsanto brands, and Jim continued to run the business. In 2008 Jim joined the ASI team in St. Louis as the ASI Corn Business Lead and in 2009 transitioned to the role of President of Corn States, Monsanto’s Trait and Germplasm Licensing arm.
In addition to Moweaqua Seed Company, Jim has held positions at Monsanto, 360 Yield Center and WISERG company.
Jim continues to live in Moweaqua with his wife Loretta and sons Jack and Mitch and continues to help operate a 3000 acre-corn and soybean farm.