Luke Jones grew up and resides in a rural community in West Central Illinois. He is a husband and a father of 2, with one more due Fall of 2022. From “farming the flower beds” as a child to currently operating his own busines he’s had a hand in agriculture. Luke’s current operation includes importing and raising Australian White Sheep and row crops. Luke also has prior experience with cattle.
For years growing up Luke was told that there is no way to make a living on the family farm and it was easier to work with his head than his back. He followed that advice and went to college becoming a product of the conventional agriculture pipeline. He eventually graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Agriculture Science. Following graduation, Luke started a career with a local ag retail company and worked his way into a sales position for a period of 7 years.
Luke has always been connected to people who thought differently than others. “I am forever grateful for having those connections as they always kept me grounded and I feel it’s always pulled me in the right direction when change was needed.” Luke’s grandparents, some local producer, and even an ag instructor at college, challenged him in his position of status quo ag. After getting burned out of chasing the sales goal carrot, Luke stepped out and returned to working on the farm with a local producer.
A few years’ worth of rabbit hole Youtube videos of Gabe Brown while working on chemical prepays and some regional field days of grazing management with Dr. Williams has given Luke enough courage to try some things on his own and has made him a believer that the principles and rules are effective. So, after effectively using his brain and some back power, as instructed, Luke realized that his purpose is to continue to work with the land and improve and repair for the generations that follow.
Luke wants to be there with you as you journey down the path to building the resiliency of your operation with regenerative practices. He wants to help you stop thinking of farming operations on a year-by-year agenda and start planning and building for down the road. The more you dive in, the more enjoyment you find as you get connected with your operation and find our just how powerful it can be. “I look forward to working with all growers and hope to provide a positive impact in the future of your operation.” – Luke