Attended UW-RF 1965-1970 (B.S.) State and National FFA Officer. Alpha Psi Noble Ruler. Attended Purdue University
1970-1974 (M.S. & PhD). Assistant Professor Ag Econ at Virginia Tech (1974-1976), USDA (1976-1978), President's Council of Economic Advisors (1978-1981), The Kroger Co (1981-2008). AGR Board of Directors (1996-2002), Grand President (2000-2002),Educational Foundation Board (2007-2013). Chairman of the Investment Committee 2006 to Present.
Married to Debbie Boehm (Reed), a UW-RF undergrad 1967-1972. Two adult sons (Adam & Andrew) and 1 granddaughter (Isabella)
Senior level positions in Stratigic Planning, Procurement, Logistics and Food Manufacturing. Retired in 2008 as a Corportate Officer, Senior Vice President and President of Kroger Manufacturing