Jack farms in southern Manitoba, Canada, 14 miles from the US border. He’s a fourth generation farmer who grows canola, corn and soybeans along with dry beans, including pinto beans, navy beans, black beans and kidney beans. The farm is 4,700 acres in the Red River Valley. The farm is not in expansion mode, but trying to gain more productivity through technology and biotechnology, doing more with less. Jack is the former chair of Pulse Canada which represents the pulse crop industry. He also chaired the Canadian Canola Growers Association. He’s presently a director on the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and on the Canadian Canola Growers Association. He has participated in many international agriculture trade missions to five continents. Jack and his family received the Red River Valley Exhibition Farm Family of the Year Award in 2017. Jack is married to Dianne and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.