James Thompson was recently named a Vita Plus swine sales specialist. Working primarily in Indiana and Michigan, Thompson will provide formulation, nutrition, production and business management consultation to swine producers through the use of farm data and observations. He will also work closely with Vita Plus technical staff to apply the latest research to farms to help improve profitability.
Thompson attended Joliet Junior College in Illinois, where he earned an associate’s degree in agriculture production and management. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in animal science at Western Illinois University, graduating in 2008. For about three years, he worked as an instructor and livestock judging coach at Fort Scott Community College. In this position, he taught nutrition, feeds and feeding, and production classes in addition to serving as a farm manager at the cattle, sheep, and hog teaching units. Most recently, he worked as a junior buyer for a pork processing plant in Indiana. Thompson is also the owner and manager of a club lamb and pig merchandising business, focusing on showring success.
Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information. For more information about the organization, call 1-800-362-8334 or go online at www.vitaplus.com.