Brent grew up on a row crop and cow/calf operation in southwest Iowa. He attended Iowa State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business, and Kansas State University where he earned his Masters of Ag Business.
In 1995, Brent began his career with Monsanto in the soybean breeding organization. Since then he has held positions with technology development, integrated farming systems and currently, as the manager at The Huxley Learning Center for Bayer Crop Science.
Brent currently serves on the INREC board, Chairman of Dallas County Extension Council, Iowa Corn Grassroots Network Membership & Checkoff committee and recently finished the Iowa Corn Growers Leadership program.
Brent is a fifth-generation farmer in partnership with his brother and enjoys deer hunting, cyclone sports, and dabbling in a new agronomy podcast, Iowa Agronomy Update.
He lives in Adel with his wife, Samantha, and their 3 boys Bryce, Nolan and CJ.