Jim graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Ag Education. He taught Vocational Ag and served in the Air Force Reserve for six years. He and wife Donna returned to the family farm representing the fourth generation on the original homestead. Park Farm was named a Colorado Centennial Farm in 1988. Jim and Donna have two daughters, Jolene and Jessica, son-in-law Jeff and were blessed with a grandson Jack. Jim has served on the Lower Latham Ditch and Reservoir Board for 35 years, the Central Weld County Water District Board for 30 years and retired from the Poudre Valley REA Board after 23 years. He credits Paul Hoshiko Jr. for getting him involved with the Weld County 4-H Foundation Board and has been a member for 21 years. 4-H provides a great starting point for our young people and it is gratifying to be a part of this effort through the Foundation Board.