Elliott Uphoff raises corn and soybeans as a fifth-generation farmer near Shelbyville Illinois, with his wife, Hailey. He the director of district 10 for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), sits on the ISA Market Development Committee and represents ISA on the Soy Transportation Coalition. He also is a seed salesman who holds a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil sciences from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Uphoff participates in the Shelby County Farm Bureau Young Leaders program having served as secretary and is a basketball official.