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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

Mark Recker

President

Mark Recker, Fayette County, is a graduate of Iowa State University and has been farming for 23 years. He grows corn, soybeans and seed corn. Mark and his wife, Nichole, have two children. Mark currently serves as Iowa Corn Growers Association President sitting on the Animal Ag & The Environment...

Curt Mether

Vice President

Curt Mether grows corn and soybeans with his wife, Anita, in Harrison and Monona Counties. He has been farming for 39 years. Curt currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director Vice President and is the former Iowa Corn Research & Development Committee Chair. He is also the Middle...

Kurt Hora

Chair

Kurt Hora farms near Washington in Washington County, raising corn and soybeans, and wean-to-finish hogs. A farmer for over 25 years, he uses precision ag technology and his crop production is certified ISO 9001;2000. Hora is currently serves as Iowa Corn Growers Association Chairman and sits on the Industrial Usage...

Dean Meyer

District #1

Dean Meyer, has been farming for 33 years near Rock Rapids in Lyon County. 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 most recently...

Jerry Maier

District #2

Jerry Maier farms near Eagle Grove in Wright County, where he raises corn and soybeans. He has been farming for 36 years. Jerry currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District #2 and serves as Vice Chairman on the Research & Business Development Committee. Maier has been...

Mark Mueller

District #3

Mark Mueller has farmed for 23 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 Vice Chair of...

Jolene Riessen

District #4

Jolene Riessen was born and raised a farmer, which is a title that she proudly embraces. She has been farming for 30 years in Ida county where she and her husband David raise corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. In addition, she is also involved in the family custom cattle feed lot...

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. He has been farming for 45 years. Denny currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District #5 and is chairman of the Iowa Corn Animal Agriculture and...

Jim Greif

District #6

James Greif farms near Monticello in Linn County, where he raises corn and soybeans. He has been farming for 40 years. He is also the owner of Praireview Ag Service and is a Certified Crop Advisor. Jim serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District #6 and is...

Carl Jardon

District #7

Carl Jardon, farms near Randolph in Fremont County. He raises corn and soybeans and also backgrounds Holstein heifers. He has been farming for 30 years and uses no-till conservation practices on his farm. Carl currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director and sits on the Exports & Grain...

Kyle Phillips

District #8

Kyle Phillips farms with his sons near Knoxville in Marion County, raising corn and soybeans. He has been farming for 41 years. Kyle currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District #8 and sits on the Industrial Usage & Production Committee. Phillips is a member and past...

Roger Wuthrich

District #9

Roger Wuthrich, Davis County, has been farming for 42 years. He grows corn, soybeans, wheat and raises stock cattle. Roger and his wife, DeAnn, have four children. Two are involved in the farm operation. Roger currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District #9 and is the...

Bob Hemesath

At Large

Bob Hemesath farms near Decorah in Winneshiek County where he raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa and owns a hog finishing operation. Bob holds an At-Large Director seat on the Iowa Corn Growers Association and sits on the Animal Agriculture and the Environment Committee. He is a former ICGA president. He...

Jerry Mohr

At-Large

Jerry Mohr grows corn, seed corn and soybeans near Eldridge in Scott County on a farm that has been in his family for four generations. A farmer for 38 years, he uses minimum till methods and technology. Jerry currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association At-Large Director and sits...

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