Jason Hoekstra is the CEO of EPL Feed. He has spent 20 years in the feed industry in progressively responsible roles, starting off in production, sales, mill management, multi-facility management and executive leadership.
Among his past experiences, he served as feed operations manager for Farmers Cooperative Society in Sioux Center, Iowa, where he oversaw the operations of six facilities. Prior to joining EPL Feed in July 2018, Hoekstra served as the director of feed manufacturing for Smithfield Foods for two-and-a-half years, where he oversaw the operations of 16 domestic feed facilities. During his time at Smithfield, Hoekstra served on the AFIA Board of Directors and has been a Board liaison to the AFIA Quality Committee. Currently, he serves on AFIA’s Production Compliance Committee.
Hoekstra has an agriculture business degree from Dordt College
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