We Are On A Mission
Meet Jim & Mark Kleinschmit, brothers raised on a family farm in Nebraska. Their parents were early sustainable and regenerative agriculture leaders, and Other Half Processing SBC helps carry forward their family values and principles. The SBC stands for "Specific Benefit Corporation," with OHP's explicit mission "to create high value and high quality products in ways that are ethical and respectful to the animal, and support regenerative farmers, ranchers and agricultural systems.
Founder & CEO
After leaving the family farm, Jim focused on international studies and work, but agriculture soon lured him back to the US. He spent most of the next 25 years working on farm policy and value-added markets at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and as an independent consultant. Out of this work and discussions with farmers and business leaders, it became clear that a traceable, differentiated byproduct sector was needed. OHP was the answer.
Co-Founder & CFO/COO
Mark followed a different route from the farm, acquiring a Ph.D. in Physics before joining a Fortune 500 company. In 14 years, he worked in a range of roles including Marketing Director, Business Development Director, operations and Product Development, picking up an MBA along the way. He informally advised Jim in early company development, and then jumped in as a co-founder when Other Half Processing was officially established.