Jim Pickard

Owner / Agent

jim_pickardJim Pickard is an owner/agent for Pickard Crop Services serving the southeastern sector of South Dakota and Minnesota.

Mr. Pickard was raised on a farm and had a family dairy business until venturing into farming on his own in eastern South Dakota. Jim founded Pickard Crop Services in 1998.

Jim graduated from Colman High School in Colman, SD and has an Ag Banking and Finance Degree and is also an Archery instructor for Brookings County. In addition, Jim is also involved in the planned development of the Brookings Outdoor Learning Center.

Mr. Pickard has served on the Brookings County School board and has also been a Brookings County Commissioner. Jim is an active member of Brookings Wesleyan Church in Brookings, SD.

Jim is married and has four children and four grandchildren. Jim is proud of the fact that three of his children have joined him in the crop insurance business. Among Jim’s hobbies are camping, hunting, archery and spending time with his family.