Student, Iowa State University, 1970.
With agronomy sales department, Ciba-Geigy, Charles City, Iowa., 1970-1972; with feed technical and sales department, Felco Land O'Lakes, Charles City, 1972-1975; with agronomy sales department, Land O'Lakes, Charles City, 1975-1979; agronomy technical representative, Land O'Lakes, Fort Dodge, Iowa., 1979-1984; with agronomy sales department, Land O'Lakes, Fort Dodge, Iowa., 1984-1987; with agronomy sales department, Cenex-Land O'Lakes, Waverly, Iowa., 1987-1992; agronomy technical services, Cenex-Land O'Lakes, Fort Dodge, Iowa., since 1993.
Chairman First Congressional Church, Charles City, 1978, Congressional Church, Fort Dodge, 1983. Member Iowa Fertilizer and Chemical Association (agriculture crop protection committee Des Moines chapter 1981-1984), American Society Agronomy, American Registry Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops and Soils.
Married Karen Jean Ferris, Jan 23, 1971. Children: Brian Ross, Craig Dustin.