Mr. Yoder was born in Marianna, FL and grew up in the Altha, FL area on the family farm in Calhoun County, where he currently resides. Mr. Yoder graduated from Victory Christian Academy and received an Associate’s degree from Chipola Junior College. He then earned a BS degree in Food and Resource Management and a Master’s Degree in Agronomy with a specialization in Ag Business, both from the University of Florida.

He is the Territory Sales Manager for Valent, USA, a crop production firm. Mr. Yoder is also the owner of Double Oaks Farm where he produces 400 acres of peanuts, corn and small grains and maintains a 100-cow beef cattle herd. He is a Class XI member of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute that focuses on developing leaders for Florida agriculture and natural resources. He is also a member of Florida Farm Bureau and the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.

He and his wife Robin have four daughters and attend Rivertown Community Church, where he serves on the leadership team board.