|Address||26015 481st Ave |
Corson, South Dakota , United States
|Contributor||The Oncoming Storm|
Oct 25, 2008 06:21am
|Info||Jarrod Johnson is a beef producer from Corson, South Dakota. His family has strong roots in South Dakota. The Johnsons have been in the cattle business for five generations. Their first farm was near Garretson. |
The common theme in Jarrod's life is production agriculture. Jarrod is a 1988 graduate of Brandon Valley High School, where he was active in both 4H and FFA. After high school, he enrolled at South Dakota State University. While at State he served as the co-manager of the Cow/Calf Teaching and Research Unit and worked in both research and teaching at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. He received his degree in Animal Science with a minor in Range Management.
Since graduation, Jarrod has been active in the Beef Production and Beef Promotion industry. Today with his father and brothers, Jarrod operates the Split Rock Cattle Company whose operations extend from Aurora to Minnehaha Counties. The Johnson family operation is engaged with conservation and water development programs and prides themselves on balancing resource conservation while maximizing their economic opportunities.
Currently Jarrod holds membership in the SD Cattlemen's Association, the SD Stockgrower's Association, the Sioux Basin Cattlemen's Association (past president) and the American Shorthorn Association. He currently is on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and serves as chairman of their property rights committee.
Jarrod is a small businessman. He is a part owner and operates Kota Story Meats, a value added beef processing and marketing company that wholesales and retails beef directly to homes and restaurants. Kota Story Meats consulted with the SD Departments of Agriculture and Department of State Development during the concept phase of the "South Dakota Certified Beef Program." Jarrod currently serves on South Dakota Certified Beef's processing protocol committee.
Jarrod is pro family. He and his wife Heidi, a Registered Nurse at Avera McKennan Hospital together have two children, Clayton 6 and Anna 1. They are members of Risen Savior Catholic Church at Brandon.