Jake grew up in the rural community of Pratt, Kansas, where he was involved in 4-H and spent a large majority of his time focusing on livestock projects. In 2013 he graduated from Fort Hays State University where he studied animal science and competed on the livestock judging team. In 2020, he graduated from Kansas State University with a master’s degree in agricultural education and communication focusing on building consumer confidence in the U.S. beef industry through education and communication. From 2014-2019 he served as a county agent for K-State Research and Extension in Kingman County covering agriculture and natural resources as well as 4-H and youth development. In his role as member and youth activities coordinator, he guides the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and helps to develop the next generation of leaders in the beef industry. Renner is also tasked with enriching the membership experience for AGA members.