Jaspers has a strong background in agriculture and in government.
He owns and operates a corn, soybean, alfalfa and cattle production operation in Hutchinson, McCook and Marshall counties. He has also spent seven years in agricultural retail management, working with grain, agronomy, specialty crops and precision ag technologies.
Jaspers served as a state legislator from 1997-2004. He was appointed state director of the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office in South Dakota from 2007-2008.
Jaspers graduated from Roslyn High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanized Agriculture from South Dakota State University. He served as president of the SD State FFA Organization and is a graduate of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Class IV.
Jaspers and his wife Robin live near Sioux Falls with their children Ellie and Alex.