Glen Grimes, a strong family man has been married for more than 62 years and is a proud father of two. If you know Glen you are aware of his key nobility to retain information from names and memories to specific details and outcomes of his career experiences, he has always been very successful by drawing on this knowledge to predict future outcomes. The long-term success of the U.S. pork industry proves that he is not only an expert, but an excellent businessman as well. Mr. Grimes has led the U.S. pork industry through many changes which have helped the industry grow and prosper for more than 50 years.
From growing up on a farm in southern Missouri to working on aircrafts during WW II, as well as jobs as a butcher and county commissioner, Glen’s formative years greatly prepared him with the skills and expertise necessary to make significant impacts in the pork industry. Glen is a driven and committed man who managed to graduate from the University of Missouri in only two years. He later served as a professor and livestock marketing specialist at his alma mater for over 58 years.
One of the most dramatic changes in the U.S. pork industry was the transition from over one million hog farms in the late 1960′s to fewer than 100,000 by 1999. Mr. Grimes began a long series of triennial national surveys of the structure of the hog industry in 1975. These surveys positioned Glen as the national expert on the structural change in the hog industry.
An Industry Leader
Few people have had as significant an impact on the U.S. pork industry as Glen Grimes. After over 50 years of industry leadership, Mr. Grimes has become an icon for what it means to be reputable and effective in market analyst. He pioneered pork industry outlooks, practical application of gilt data and the demand index model which is still in use today. Mr. Grimes has also been associated with the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board as a consultant for over 27 years.