Robert Hoiten grew up on his family farm outside of Montrose, SD where his passion for agriculture began. He attended South Dakota State University for a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He plans to get a Masters Degree in Monogastric Nutrition. Robert has a strong background in animal agriculture his family raises sheep and hogs. Robert started working for Sioux Nation as an intern focusing on flock management and diagnostics. Robert now works as a technical service person for poultry at Sioux Nation Ag Center. Management, nutrition, and overall bird health are his areas of expertise. Unlike many, Dr. Luke Baldwin personally trained Robert for over six months; Robert has been trained in advanced diagnostics, poultry management, and poultry diseases. Robert is committed to raising great birds in South Dakota. In his free time he enjoys attending sporting events, hunting, fishing, training hunting dogs, and being with his family.