As a managing member of Tom Farms LLC, Kip Tom leads finance, strategy and production operations in the United States and South America. He grew up on the farm that he operates with his family today and has worked in various capacities, from production technician to director of development in Latin America. He has maintained hands-on involvement with all farming operations.
Kip received his associate degree in agriculture management from Texas A&M University, where he also attended the Texas Executive Agriculture Program. In addition, he has taken executive MBA courses from the Harvard School of Business and attended the Midwest Food and Agribusiness Executive Seminar, sponsored by Purdue University and Wells Fargo. Kip also serves on the seminar’s steering committee.
Kip received the 2012 AgriVision Award, which is given to a Hoosier who has demonstrated exemplary leadership to maximize the potential of Indiana agriculture. Kip is a board member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Farm Journal Agricultural Foundation, 246 Capital Investments, MAISCO and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. He is also a member of the Farm Foundation.
Tom Farms is a multi-generation, family owned organization firmly planted in fertile prairies of northern Indiana. Tom Farms has evolved into a global crop production, sales and service company and industry leader. Today, Tom Farms is one of the leading suppliers to Monsanto’s seed production supply chain.