Tom is no stranger to the farm. He began farming in 1972 and continues to raise corn, soybeans, hay, and beef cows in southern Rock Island County on the same farm where his father and grandfather farmed.
Tom is also active in his community, serving as Chairman of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Board. Tom enjoys his work with the local charity fundraising group, the Quad City Parrotheads, as well as eating well with the Rockridge Gourmet and Wine Club.
He and his wife Debbie have two grown children and prefer green tractors.