John Freeman’s passion for farming and his personal work ethic come from his dad. While in high school, John worked on the farm alongside his dad where he developed a strong appreciation for the hard work it takes to be a farmer. By the time John left Dumas to attend the University of Arkansas, he had already been bitten by the farming bug. After graduating with a degree in ag business in 1989, he returned to the family farm eager to plant his first soybean crop and hasn’t missed a season since.
One of the things John finds most exciting about serving the checkoff is learning about soy’s unique versatility and the many innovative ways in which it is being used to produce eco-friendly biofuels, high-protein feedstuffs for livestock and much more.