Generations of family farmers proudly producing pork.

A company is only as good as the people that work there. At Professional Swine Management we have found and developed some of the most capable team members in the country – if not the world. This allows us to function at a higher level – and that level of service translates to some of the highest functioning farms in the nation.

Our senior management team has over 100 years of combined production operation and animal health experience.

Chief Operating Officer
Ted Ufkes, Chief Operating Officer

Ted Ufkes

Ted Ufkes is the Chief Operating Officer for Professional Swine Management. Mr. Ufkes joined PSM in 2013 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. His time is focused on the establishment and optimization of the day-to-day activities of Professional Swine Management to ensure future growth.

Mr. Ufkes holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Chief Financial Officer
Julie Totten, Chief Financial Officer

Julie Totten

Julie Totten is the Chief Financial Officer and joined PSM in 2008. She is currently responsible for the overall direction of the financial operations of the company, subsidiaries, and projects. She creates and implements financial policies, procedures, and structures within the boundaries established by GAAP.

Ms. Totten holds a in Public Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Vice President, Finance
Gary Donley, Vice President of Finance

Gary Donley

Gary Donley joined PSM in 2004 after serving the company as an independent advisor for several years providing farm business consulting services. He is currently responsible for the finance and administrative functions of PSM.

Mr. Donley holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois.

Director of Production
Fred Kuhr, Director of Production

Fred Kuhr

Fred Kuhr joined PSM in 2009 as Director of Sow Production and in 2013 was promoted to Director of Production. He has over 32 years of experience in pork production and has overseen large systems in Colorado, Nebraska, and Illinois including nurseries and finishers.

He was awarded the Swine Manager of the Year by Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in 2005 and graduated from the Executive Pork Producers program at the University of Illinois in 2013.

Director of HR
Rowan Cafun, HR Director

Rowan Cafun

Mr. Rowan Cafun joined PSM in January of 2016.  He has a broad range of HR experience from talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employment law and strategic planning. Mr. Cafun is responsible for overseeing the management of the recruiting and retention functions, organizational development, performance management, compensation and benefits and worker’s compensation administration. He is directly responsible for HR strategy and policy development, employee communication and training, employee relations and employment law matters. 

Mr. Cafun earned a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois, as well as Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science – Finance degrees from Quincy University.