Anne grew up on a diversified 6th generation crop and livestock family farm in Central Missouri, where today she serves as business partner and financial operator with her brother. She lives on acreage in Northeast Iowa City, where she and her family raise hay and some livestock. Anne and her husband also sharecrop corn and soybeans as well as contract hogs on her husband’s century family farm in Jefferson and Keokuk Counties. Professionally, Anne has worked predominantly in the pork industry, where she has served as International Finance Director at Smithfield in Kansas City/Smithfield, Controller at JBS in Ottumwa, and Consultant at RC Family Farms based in Orange City. Today, Anne finds herself in regular dialogue with both colleagues and friends within the industry to identify, integrate and propose solutions for this ever-evolving industry that feeds, clothes, and drives our passion. Anne and her husband Matt are proud Americans and parents of three young daughters and future 4-H leaders – Mary Anne, Catherine Rose and Grace.