Jim farms in the Rosetown area with his wife Michelle and two daughters on a fourth generation farm. He grows a mix of crops, including wheat, lentils, canola, and soybeans.
Jim has been very active in his local community, including having spent 13 years on municipal council, and has been president of the local Kinsmen Club and senior hockey club. He also coached high school football for 17 years.
Jim attended the University of Saskatchewan, studying agriculture until the sudden passing of his father had him return home to take over the farm. He has also taken the Cultivate program for agricultural leadership at the Richard Ivey Cchool of Business at the University of Western Ontario.