Nate grew up on a small family farm in Silverton Hills, working the land with his father and uncle. It’s where he learned the value of hard work and dedication.
It eventually led to his own farm where he spent 13 years tending to crops. On his farm, he learned the biology of plants, the chemistry of the soil, and how to solve problems while developing a desire to study agriculture.
Nate then spent 4 years working for seed companies, understanding growers challenges and how to solve them after attending Oregon State University to study agriculture and Texas A&M, where he successfully completed The Executive Program For Agricultural Producers.
No stranger to community involvement as a volunteer firefighter, Nate served on the Oregon Seed League’s board for 6 years to meet new people and see different perspectives.