Julius Schaaf is a corn and Soybean producer in Fremont County, Iowa where he recently retired after 42 seasons. He has a BS degree from the University of Iowa. He joined the Iowa Corn Promotion Board in 2004 and served as the chair in 2007-2008. Julius chaired the US Grains Council in 2013 and is the co-founder and first President of MAIZALL, an International corn alliance between growers in Argentina, Brazil and US. He is married to Cynthia and they have a son, Shane Schaaf, and a daughter, Sarah Ford.