The staff of Prairie State Semen, Inc. is made up of a very diverse set of individuals. Although many of us have worked in various segments of the industry over the course of our careers, we are all on the same page here at PSSS regarding customer service and attention to detail.
Feel free to ask the qualified staff here at PSSS any questions with regards to: Genetics, Nutrition, Management, Artificial Insemination, Health, Etc. If we don't know the answer, we'll point you in the right direction.
Jon started Prairie State Semen, Inc. in the fall of 1995. Since the inception of PSSS, they have shipped semen into 50 states and 15 foreign countries. PSSS was the first company in the world to successfully clone herd boars from adult founders using somatic cell nuclear transfer. Jon graduated from Unity High School in 1991; Missouri Auction School in 1992; and the University of Illinois (agricultural economics) in 1995. Jon serves as President/Dir. Marketing for Prairie State Semen, Inc.
Jon is a single dad to two amazing children: Jonathon (17) and Reagan (7) and a dog, Wrigley.
Jon’s hobbies include attending Fighting Illini sporting events, Louisville Bat games, Chicago Cub sporting events (he attended the most famous Cub game of all time, when Steve Bartman reached over and interfered with a foul ball during the NLCS), and visiting friends and family. Jon attends Friendship Lutheran Church in Champaign.
Jon was awared the 2015 Illinois Friend of Agriculture Award from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
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Kyle started working for PSSS in the Fall of 2006 as a part-time student collector. After he graduated from the University of Illinois and received his Masters in Agricultural Production his role at PSSS increased and he came aboard full-time in 2012.
Kyle’s hobbies include Illinois sporting events, attending livestock shows, and collecting stamps. Kyle and his dad operate a 50 sow show pig operation in Milford, IL and also farm corn & soybeans.