Tanner originally started his career in the Managed Care sector of human health pharmaceuticals upon securing his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University. During this time he helped triage relationships to obtain favorable market coverage for numerous healthcare products. However, in growing up in the Central MN area it became apparent that many opportunities existed in the animal agriculture industry, which led to him joining Hybrid Turkeys (A Hendrix Genetics Company). In this role Tanner managed sales and service for an array of accounts throughout the US Turkey Industry where he was able to gain an appreciation for successful commercial/breeder production. Given his travels he was able to work closely with Hybrid’s Technical Service Team who taught him the importance of best management practices. These experiences have instilled a strong enthusiasm for animal agriculture and our global food chain. Tanner currently resides in the Paynesville, MN area with his wife Bre.