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 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 sits on the Animal Agriculture & the Environment Committee.
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 served as chair of the Iowa Corn Animal Ag and Environment Committee and on the Executive Committee at U.S. Meat Export Federation. He is also a member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Cattlemen, Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Soybean Association, South Dakota Corn Growers and Wester Farmers Alliance.
Dean and his wife, Linda, have five children. Their sons, Alvie and his wife Alice, and Jacob and his wife Hannah are involved full-time on the family farm. His youngest son Blake is also involved in the operation.