Jacob Ness is the Western Iowa Field Manager for the Soil Health Partnership, covering western Iowa and Nebraska. Jacob is a graduate of South Dakota State University, majoring in plant science with an emphasis in soil science and geographic information science. A Certified Crop Advisor, Jacob has been one of the first CCAs to complete both the 4R Nutrient Management Specialty and Sustainability Specialty certifications.
Jacob has a strong agronomic background, most recently working as a Certified Crop Specialist and Nutrient Management Specialist at AgVantage FS in southeast Iowa. Jacob has also worked in agronomy and precision agriculture for Cargill and Monsanto. Originally from Brookings, SD, he now lives in Marengo, IA with his wife, Krystle and their three children.