Grinnell, Iowa, businessman and farmer Mike Pearson is the sixth generation of Pearsons rooted in Midwestern agriculture. Mike grew up on a family farm in Iowa. He was instilled with a strong work ethic and, at the age of 12, he raised and exhibited the Grand Champion Market Hog at the Madison County Fair. After graduating from Winterset High School in 2003, Mike managed his family’s diversified grain and livestock operation and provided market updates and news reports for WOI Radio in Ames, Iowa. With a degree from Simpson College, Mike worked in the banking industry in Grinnell, Iowa and served as a host on IPTV’s Market to Market from 2012 through 2017. Currently, Mike serves as a district director and member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau, and is also a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) organization. He can be followed on his podcast at Ag News Daily.
(Requires Adobe Reader)