- Age: 67
- Interview Date: 5/23/2008
- Interviewer: Michael Maniscalco, Illinois State Museum
- Interview Length: 132 minutes Sit-Down Interview, 24 minutes Walk-and-Talk Interview
- County: McLean
- Jim is an innovative soil scientist who is widely regarded as the father of no-till agriculture. A retired jet pilot, he operates a family corn and soybean farm using global positioning system (GPS) technology.