Troy Knecht is a fourth-generation farmer from Houghton, SD. Troy raises corn and soybeans and runs a cow-calf operation farm with his father, Randy. He also owns and operates Sand Lake Sales, an ag retail business focusing on seed and liquid fertilizer. Troy serves on the Brown County Weed and Pest Board, the Britton Hecla School Board, is an American Coalition for Ethanol executive committee member, and was the Past President of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Troy and his wife, Katrina, have three children, Mataya, Livia, and Reeve.