Miles Toenyes grew up in Highland, Illinois, with a production background in small livestock, where he discovered his love for working with livestock. In his youth, Miles was running jackpot circuits every weekend and following the state fair and national show scene, which allowed him to gain a wealth of knowledge about the show ring.
After completing a very successful youth show career, Miles attended Lakeland Junior College and began his livestock judging career. He then transferred to Western Illinois University (WIU). He majored in agricultural business at both schools and competed nationally on both livestock judging teams. Miles also coached WIU’s livestock judging team in addition to actively competing.
Today, he can often be found standing in the middle of the ring. Miles judges many different species shows across the nation at various events, from county to national levels.