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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

Curt Mether

President

Curt Mether grows corn and soybeans with his wife, Anita, in Harrison and Monona Counties where he has been farming for 40 years. Curt currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association President and is the former Iowa Corn Research & Development Committee Chair. He is also on the Middle...

Jim Greif

Vice President

James Greif farms near Monticello in Linn County where he raises corn and soybeans and has been farming for 40 years. He is also the owner of Praireview Ag Service and is a certified crop advisor. Jim serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association Vice President and is the past...

Mark Recker

Chair

Mark Recker, Fayette County, is a graduate of Iowa State University and has been farming for 24 years growing corn, soybeans and seed corn. Mark and his wife, Nichole, have two children. Mark currently serves as Iowa Corn Growers Association Chair sitting on the Industrial Usage & U.S. Production Committee....

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 and operating a farrow-to-finish hog operation. 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 and Northern Iowa....

Mark Mueller

District #3

Mark Mueller has being farming for 24 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 No.3 and is the vice chair of...

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 No. 4 on the Iowa Corn Growers Association Board and she is the Vice Chair of...

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 48 years. Dennis currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District No. 5 and is chairman of the Iowa Corn Animal...

Lance Lillibridge

District #6

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...

Carl Jardon

District #7

Carl Jardon farms near Randolph in Fremont County where he raises corn and soybeans and 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 & The...

Steve Kuiper

District #8

Steve Kuiper has farmed for more than 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...

Roger Wuthrich

District #9

Roger Wuthrich, Davis County, has been farming for 45 years growing corn, soybeans, wheat and raises stock cattle. Roger and his wife, DeAnn, have four children and two are involved in the farm operation. Roger currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District No. 9 and is...

Bob Hemesath

At-Large

Bob Hemesath farms near Decorah in Winneshiek County where he raises corn 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 also a former ICGA president. He has also...

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