John grew up on a family farm near Chelsea, SD where they raised corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle. He graduated from SDSU with degrees in Ag Economics and Ag Business, along with a minor in Ag Marketing. John has continued to further his education and insight into agriculture through participation in TEPAP (The Executive Program for Ag Producers) and SDARL (South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership) where he currently serves on the board of directors.
John has been with Hurley since January 2006. Through his background on the farm, as well as his education, he has become deeply knowledgeable in farm production paralleled with the knowledge of ag marketing and finance. John enjoys partnering with operations to challenge producers to make solid business decisions in securing revenue for the operation.
John lives in Brookings, SD with his wife Jodi and 4 children – Avery, Reid, Landry and Jack. John believes that life is more about what you give than what you get, and he strives to do this in his vocations of husband, father, coworker, and consultant.