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2009 recipient of Bloomington Pantagraph's 20 under 40 Award

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Jean E. Andrew

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Jeanie Andrew decided to scrap her plans to work for Purina and pursue her life dream of owning her own equine and canine operation.  In September of that year, she acquired a 43.5 acre tract about 40 miles from her hometown of Paxton, IL and  began her new adventure known as Lone Ridge Farm.

She brought with her a broad knowledge of horse and dog care, training, and nutrition that she learned from intensive study and research and from valuable on- the-job work experience.  Known for her hard work, long hours and determination, Jeanie has built a highly successful agribusiness operation:

Graduate of University of Illinois - BS Animal Science  -  graduated "high honors"; Edmund J. James Scholar; Dean's List; Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society;

Recipient Jonathan Baldwin Turner Research grant: conducted research on “Effects of Feed Form on Blood Glucose Levels and Feed Efficiency in Weanling Standardbreds.” Presented results at the Equine Science Society’s national conference in Tucson, AZ. Received Orville G. Bentley Undergraduate Research Award.

Member of Illini Equestrian Riding Team -Competed in IHSA Western Pleasure Shows, 1st Place in Regional, 6th at Zone Competition; Assisted with Coordination and Hosting of IHSA Western Horse Show; Assisted with U of I Quad Day and Explore ACES Booth.

Extensive work and internship experience with large equine operations in all aspects, from AI, breeding, foaling,  training, conditioning, competing and sales. Additional experience in canine related activities such as training of field dogs (including general companion skills, yard work, and basic and advanced bird work), and AKC hunt tests. Authored an introductory manual for the gun dog.

Also extensive retail experience with feed and pet stores including a broad knowledge base of feed types, animal products and services, nutrition, and presenting consumer workshops and pet fairs.

Lone Ridge Farm

Jeanie Andrew, owner/operator


28919E 800N RD        Ellsworth, IL 61737

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