Robert Pumphrey – President Robert returned to the farm in 1998 after graduating from Purdue University in Agricultural Economics and two years of work experience at United Feeds. Robert’s early years at AgPro were focused on swine production. Assuming the role of President in 2007, he broadened his responsibilities to include all farm operations. Today his duties include operational planning, risk management, and business development.
Larry Pumphrey – Vice President After over 40 years of being the go-to man at Ag Production, Larry’s job has evolved into a more advisory role. While he remains very involved in day-to-day operations, he and Carol are able to spend more time away from the farm to pursue other interests and to enjoy an expanding family. Larry’s current responsibilities include project planning, seasonal crop production support, and business development.
Mark Wolter – Crop Production Manager Mark grew up on a farm in Decatur County and graduated in 1984 from Purdue University with a B.S. in Farm Business Management. Mark joined Ag Production in March 1985. At that time Ag Production farmed approximately 2,200 acres consisting of seed corn, commercial corn, soybeans, and wheat. After assuming the role of crops manager in the late 1990’s, Mark’s duties now include strategic planning for crop production, purchasing all crop inputs, and crop data collection and analytics. Overseeing production on 6,700 acres of corn-soybean rotation, Mark still plants most of the corn while the other responsibilities of production are handled by a veteran crew of dependable and knowledgeable co-workers.
Bill Shobe – Finishing Manager After four years as a United States Marine, Bill joined Ag Production in 1994 and has been heavily involved in pork production ever since. He served as production manager of both sows and finishing during a time of steady expansion. Bill has helped the Ag Production system grow from 1,200 sows to 15,000 sows producing 375,000 pigs annually. Today he manages all wean-to-finish operations including a 50,000 head wean-to-finish inventory. His duties include oversight of 20 employees and contract growers, scheduling pig flow and logistics, and managing all finished hog sales and shipments.
Amy McKell – Controller With her B.A. in Accounting and minors in Business and Computer Information Systems from Franklin College, Amy began her career at Ag Production in 2003. She started as the Secretary/Bookkeeper, but her position grew along with the company which has more than doubled in employees, hogs, and tillable acres during her time. With the help of her two staff, she is now responsible for all of the business operations including receivables, payables, insurance, employee benefits/compensation, financial reporting, and our resident I.T. technician.
Ryan Walterman – Maintenance Manager Ryan started at Ag Production in 2001. Growing up he would go to work with his dad, whose role in maintenance at another farm sparked Ryan’s interest to do the very same thing. Ryan came to Ag Production with seven years of farming and maintenance experience, and he was the only maintenance technician on staff when he was hired. Today Ryan and his crew of 15 technicians maintain and repair all Ag Production facilities and grounds, including three sow units and 13 finishers.
Pat Kramer – Feed Mill Manager Pat came to Ag Production in 1998 as the feed mill manager. Growing up near St. Maurice on his family’s farm and feed milling business of 45 years, Pat brought much experience and expertise in day-to-day management of grinding, mixing, and delivering feed. Today he oversees and manages all Ag Production’s grain handling and feed processing operations. In addition to grinding and mixing nearly 53,000 tons a year, he manages logistics of feed delivery, product and ingredient ordering, and corn procurement during harvest season.
Jeb Stevens – Sow Unit Manager Jeb began his career at Ag Production in February of 2009 after completing his education at Purdue University with a B.S. in animal sciences and M.S. in swine nutrition. His early role at Ag Production revolved around swine production records, farm efficiency, nutrition, and genetics. In 2013 Jeb assumed the role of sow production manager. Today he oversees the 15,000 sow herd and the 60+ employees. Other areas of responsibility include herd health and workforce development.
Ag Production Enterprises, Inc., 6564 W. Co. Rd. 100 N., Greensburg, IN 47240