Leon Sheets is from Ionia, Iowa, located in the NE part of the state. His family farm consists of a 3,600-head nursery barn, as well as 3,000 finishing spaces over three barns. Leon and his son Jarrod partner on 600 acres of farm ground that is mostly corn, but also some soybeans.
Leon is a Past President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, and is active on several committees for the Iowa, National Pork Board and National Pork Producers.
He was recognized with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, the Iowa Environmental Leadership award and is National Pork Board’s 2017 Pig Farmer of the year. He is a Master Pork Producer award recipient and an Iowa Hog Wild award winner.