SD Corn Growers Association
• District 9
Growing up on a family farm, Trent Kubik of Hamill knew his life would lead him back to his roots. After earning a degree in Agronomy from South Dakota State University he worked as an Area Sales Manager for LG Seeds before returning to the farm full time as well as operating their seed and chemical Dealership with his brother Troy.
In 2013 Kubik, his wife Shannon, and two brothers, Troy and Bruce, started their own farm and ranch, where they operate a corn, soybean, milo, alfalfa and cow-calf operation. He says he enjoys working in the field or with their beef cattle herd.
“It’s been in my blood to grow and raise food and feed literally my entire life. It’s extremely rewarding when a profession is also a passion.”
One of the most important issues facing today’s grain farmers, Kubik says, is a lack of consumer education and understanding of the sustainable role agriculture plays in our food system and environment.
A graduate of Winner High School, Kubik is a Certified Crop Adviser, an active member in his Church, an Alumni of the First Dakota Beginning Farmers & Ranchers program and volunteers with 4-H and FFA.
Kubik and his wife Shannon have one son, Landon. In his spare time Kubik enjoys cheering on the SDSU Jackrabbits and the Green Bay Packers, as well as traveling with his family.