Scott Sperry District 5

Scott Sperry is a firm believer in being active in organizations that promote agriculture and help shape the industry’s policies.

Sperry, who represents District 5 on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, has a wealth of experience serving on boards, including a lengthy stint (1999-2008) as a South Dakota Corn Growers Association director.

He also has been a township clerk and a South Dakota Wheat Growers delegate, and served on a crop improvement association board and a soil conservation district board. He is a member of Glacial Lakes Energy, Northern Growers LLC, the Golden Growers Cooperative, and Heartland Grain Fuels.

Sperry, who started farming in 1985, said the most important issue facing today’s corn producers is “managing the increased risk that is facing farmers today in this volatile farming environment.”

He raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Bath and has a hog-finishing operation. When he was growing up, he always wanted to farm and be his own boss. The farm is a great place to grow up and raise a family he said.

Sperry graduated from Aberdeen Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanized agriculture from South Dakota State University. In his spare time, he enjoys family and travel. He and his wife, Kathy, have five children: Erica, Emily, Mark, Michael and Matthew.