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Iowa Corn Growers Association Directors

IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION Directors

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is comprised of 12 peer-elected farmers and two industry liaisons that serve as the collective voice for 8,000 corn farmer members, lobbying on agricultural issues at the state and federal level. Elections are held each year to select leadership and representatives from each of the nine crop reporting districts in the state. 

ICGA Board of Directors

Carl Jardon

President

Carl Jardon farms near Randolph in Fremont County where he raises corn and soybeans and backgrounds Holstein heifers. He has been farming for 37 years and uses no-till conservation practices on his farm. Carl currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association Vice President and sits on the Grassroots Network,...

Lance Lillibridge

Vice President

Lance Lillibridge farms in Benton County growing corn, soybeans and alfalfa. He also raises Red Angus cattle and has been farming for over 20 years. Lance employs several conservation practices on his farm including strip tillage and planting cover crops. Lance currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association Director...

Jim Greif

Chair

James Greif farms near Monticello in Linn County where he raises corn and soybeans and has been farming for 41 years. He is also the owner of Praireview Ag Service and is a certified crop advisor. Jim serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association President and is the past chair...

Dean Meyer

District 1

Dean Meyer has been farming for 35 years near Rock Rapids in Lyon County where he raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa, owns a cattle finishing operation as well as a swine finishing operation. He utilizes various conservation practices on his farm including terracing, contour farming, split nitrogen application and cover...

Stu Swanson

District 2

Stu Swanson is a third-generation family farmer in the Galt and Clarion area raising corn and soybeans as well as custom feeding wean to finish hogs. He sells hogs to Lewright’s Locker in Eagle Grove which processes and sells pork from his farm to grocery stores and restaurants in Central...

Mark Mueller

District 3

Mark Mueller has been farming for 25 years near Waverly in Bremer County producing no-till corn, soybeans, alfalfa, specialty beans, forage rye and corn for silage. He is a fourth-generation farmer and serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Director representing District 3 and is the chair of the...

Jolene Riessen

District 4

Jolene Riessen along with her husband David and two sons, Cory and Lee, farm in Ida and Sac counties in Northwest Iowa. Their operation consists of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle. Jolene represents District 4 on the Iowa Corn Growers Association Board and she is the Vice Chair of the...

Dennis Friest

District 5

Dennis Friest raises corn and soybeans, maintains a sow herd and runs a farrow-to-finish operation near Radcliffe in Hardin County where he has been farming for 49 years. Dennis currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District 5 and serves on the Iowa Corn Exports & Grain...

Logan Lyon

District 6

Logan Lyon is a farmer from Muscatine County where he grows corn and soybeans. Lyon and his wife Emily have also been developing their cow calf herd since 2015 when they started with just 2 cows. His goal is to continue to diversify his family farming operation to best capture...

Adam Bierbaum

District 7

Adam Bierbaum has been farming for nine years on his family’s century farm in Cass County where he grows corn and soybeans. Adam currently serves on the Iowa Corn Animal Agriculture and Environment Committee. He is a former member of the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT), the Iowa Corn...

Steve Kuiper

District 8

Steve Kuiper has been farming for over 30 years growing corn and soybeans on his family’s farm in Marion County. He worked in manufacturing at Vermeer for 30 years and holds an associate degree from Indiana Hills Community College. Steve currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing...

Dan Keitzer

District 9

Dan Keitzer, from Des Moines County, has been farming for 37 years. With his son, they raise both corn and soybeans as well as custom feed hogs. They are proud to utilize the no-till practice on their row-crop operation and are continuously building structures to minimize soil erosion on their...

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