Jason grew up on a ranch south of Guymon that his family has owned for more than 135 years. He attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a degree in agricultural economics. From there, he studied law at the University of Oklahoma, received a juris doctorate and earned his law license. Jason and his wife, Sara, returned to the family ranch in 1998, where he began serving as corporate counsel. Today, he is the co-CEO and chairman of the board of Hitch Enterprises, Inc. Over the years, he has worked to keep Hitch Enterprises current in the beef industry by achieving Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification and digitizing much of the ranch’s records.
Jason is a past president of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and a past committee chair for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He’s involved in many other pursuits, including hunting, fishing and seven years as a member of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.