In December of 2010, Jacob joined the Missouri Department of Agriculture Bureau of Feed, Seed & Treated Timber as an Inspector II, covering 20 counties in the Northwest corner of the state, inspecting and sampling feed, seed, and treated timber and performing FDA contract work. After 2 years, he took a smaller area in the central part of the state which afforded more time to focus on additional responsibilities which included reviewing FDA contract work for the program, helping to transition into a new software system, attend advanced training related to emergency response and investigation as part of the state’s Rapid Response Team and becoming a HACCP trainer for the department. In 2014, Jacob assisted in the transition to a new regulatory software program during which time he assisted with the program’s testing, procedure creation and implementation as well as the training of staff on its use. In June 2015, he became a Program Coordinator for the department, with the additional responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS). For the past 4.5 years, he has been working towards achieving full implementation of the AFRPS, currently completing implementation of Standard 2 to complete this effort. During this time, he also went through the inaugural class of the Missouri Leadership Academy and continued to volunteer as a facilitator for the State’s Missouri Way seminar. Jacob currently serves on the USA Food Safety/USA Plants Governing Council, and he is the chair of the USA Plants User Group. Within the AAFCO community, Jacob serves as the Technology Committee Chair and sits on the Ingredient Definitions Committee, the Inspection & Sampling Committee, and the Education & Training Committee.