Don Tyler Biographical Sketch

Don Tyler grew up on a diversified family farm in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in 1979. He and his family managed farms in Illinois for several years before returning to Indiana to become a partner in a grain and livestock operation in Clarks Hill.


In 1995 Don left the farm partnership to devote all of his business time as a Management Coach and Advisor, where most of his efforts focus on family business and personnel issues. His clients include pork, beef, poultry, dairy and grain producers of nearly every size and business structure. Don also works with a wide variety of businesses and associations, as well as their staff members. Don is a regular contributor to FeedLot © Magazine, and writes the “Dear Boss” column for PORK © Magazine where employees write in for advice on dealing with their coworkers, supervisor or employer. He provides practical training sessions and presentations on Professionalism, Employee Management, Family Business Communications and Business Transition, Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution, Communications and Leadership.

Don recently published the first employee management manual for Agriculture, “The Complete Guide To Managing Agricultural Employees.” © and has produced management training and professional development materials, including “Introduction to Communications”© and “Becoming The Advisor Of Choice”© that are now available on audio tape and CD.

Don’s hobby is woodworking, remodeling, and building heirloom quality hardwood furniture.

Don and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 31 years, and have three sons—Joshua is a Staff Sergeant in the Marines, Jared is a pastor in Anderson, IN, and Aaron is a Computer Programmer and a Private Programming Consultant. Don and Peggy have two granddaughters, Arielle and Zoe, and two grandsons, Caspian and Zephan.