Steve is a Senior Swine Lending Specialist at Compeer Financial. He started as an analyst in 1997 working with swine clients. Steve is rooted in the industry, serving as the Allied Industry representative as both a delegate and member of the nominating committee for the National Pork Producers Council. He presents nationally and internationally on topics regarding the U.S swine industry and is a regular contributing writer for national agriculture publications. Prior to joining our organization, Steve had 15 years' experience as a farrow-to-finish owner operator and helped with his family's dairy and crop farm. Steve earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Mankato State University.