Dean Meyer has been farming for 35 years near Rock Rapids in Lyon County where he raises corn and soybeans, 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 crops. Dean has developed and managed manure nutrient plans for his swine and cattle operations.
Dean currently serves as an Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District No. 1 and as Chair elect of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Meyer served as chair of the Lyon County Pork Producers, president of the Farmers Elevator Co-Op Board and the Lyon County Extension Council. Dean also sits on the 5-year long range planning committee for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and on the Iowa Corn Animal Agriculture & the Environment Committee. He is also a member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Cattlemen, Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Soybean Association and South Dakota Corn Growers.
Dean and his wife, Linda, have five children, and farm along with their three son's, Alvie, Jacob and Blake.