Kent Kleckner began farming in 1994 with his father in Maple Park, Illinois. In 2011 his father retired, and Kent is now farming 1,400 acres of corn and soybeans. He graduated from Joliet Junior College with a degree in Agricultural Business.
Kent has experience being on a board for nine years with the Kane County Corn Growers. Three of those years Kent was the Vice President of the Board. Kent and his wife Tracy live in Maple Park with their two daughters Kathryn and Lauren.