Ethan grew up in north central Iowa and has many family ties to crop farming. Growing up, Ethan worked for his dad and his crop consulting business. Ethan attended Iowa State and received a B.S. in Agronomy. After Iowa State, Ethan started his career at Pioneer, working in corn hybrid research. Following Pioneer, he worked for Ag Leader in software, training customers in using SMS Advanced. After his time in Ames, he went on to get his Master’s degree in Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He studied under Shawn Conley and his research project was looking at the factors that influence variable rate seeding of soybeans
Ethan and his wife Elyssa live and farm in the Columbus Junction area. Ethan enjoys hunting pheasants, fishing trips to the Boundary Waters, mountain biking, the Cyclones and the Green Bay Packers.
Ethan joined Sinclair Tractor and the Yield Force team in June of 2015.