High School Vocational Certificate (Farm Management & Meat Processing) 1975.
Dual major BS in Agriculture (Animal Science, Meats & Vocational Agriculture Education, Ag. Products Processing) Ohio State University January of 1980.
Vegetable farming, retail meat shop and further meat processing work experience throughout High School and college.
Worked the plumbing trade 1980-August 1981.
Taught Meat Processing at Tri-Rivers JVS (Joint Vocational School) in Marion Ohio the 1981-1982 school year.
Employed at a restaurant chain’s commissary 1982 to 1984.
Sausage kitchen manager and retail meat cutter at large startup grocery store 1984-1988.
Built my current residence, with the help of my younger brother, June of 1988 to April of 1989.
Night Plant superintendent at medium size meat further processing plant April 1989 to November 1991.
Intermittent employment with both the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service and AMS’s Meat Grading and Certification from November 1991 to March 1996. I worked mostly for the AMS during that time. Was over educated for full time FSIS employment.
Full time with the USDA’s, AMS, Quality Assurance Division March 1996 to September 2021.