Tim Richter was raised on a farm in Howard County, Iowa.
After graduating from Riceville High School, Tim served three years in the US Army. After the army, he graduated with honors from ISU with a BS in Agronomy.
Tim and his brother, Randy, started farming in 1981.
They had a small cropping operation and a sow swine operation producing 3500+ finishing pigs per year.
Tim finished the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) from Texas A&M in 1999.
Tim and his wife, Sue, have two children.
They are members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and Seed Savers.