John Latham ('92 ag business) was presented the 2017 Ag Bus Outstanding Alumni Award at the Agricultural Business Club's Banquet at the Scheman Building on March 3, 2018.
Shown in photo, l to r: Sophomore club member Tyler Geiger, Latham, daughter Elle, wife Shannon, and son Ian.
Latham graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business in 1992. He was a member of the Ag Business Club, a senator for the College of Ag and Life Sciences on Student Government and an officer for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. During his time at Iowa State, he held an internship with Pioneer Hi-Bred that led to a full-time position as a production agronomist in Illinois.
In 1994 he started work as a District Sales Manager for the family company, Latham Seeds, in Alexander, Iowa. Later in 2004, he started Latham Hi-Tech Hybrids which focuses on selling seed corn.