Rick Rubenacker farms corn, wheat and soybeans near McLeansboro, Illinois, and is the district 18 director for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). He also is a member of the ISA Market Development Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Illinois. Rubenacker is an active participant in the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District board and Wayne White Electric Cooperative. He is a past Soy Ambassador, and a farm equipment dealer with an interest in drones. His wife’s name is Emily.