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Category: Our Staff

  • by Mabel9999
  • October 10, 2019
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Mark Rix

Owner Mark Rix graduated from Iowa State University in 1973 and went to work for Wilson Foods in Oklahoma City for 6 years. Mark then joined Ralston Purina in 1979 as a salesman in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa for the next 5 years. He changed positions in 1984 and became a Swine Consultant in Iowa, Minnesota, South […]

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  • by Mabel9999
  • October 10, 2019
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Ron Ketchem

Owner Ron Ketchem grew up on a farm near St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and then masters studies in Reproductive Physiology and Animal Breeding. Upon graduation, he began working for Kleen Lean, a division of Purina Mills, a genetics company developing AI programs, […]

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  • October 10, 2019
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Our Staff

SMS Office Assistants Pictured from left to right: Sheryl, Valerie, Mary Jo, Pam, Ron, Mark, Carolyn, Colleen (not pictured: Ronna Friedrich)   Sheryl Staver Sheryl has worked with Swine Management Services for 13 years. Her roles include farm data entry, Growing Pig Program Reports and translating forms into Spanish. Sheryl has been married for 27 years to Perry and […]

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