Jolene Riessen along with her two sons, Cory and Lee, farm in Ida and Sac counties in Northwest Iowa. Their operation consists of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, custom cattle feeding and cow/calf.
Jolene serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association First Vice President and is on the Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee. She is very active in the agriculture industry and has had the opportunity to work in different ag related jobs that have complimented her farm roots.
Jolene currently serves as an Ida County District Soil Commissioner and is President of the Sac/Ida Corn Growers Association. She has served on the Animal, Ag and Environment Committee for Iowa Corn, Chair of the Industrial Usage and Production Committee and has served on the Governor's task force for carbon sequestration and is a vocal advocate for what farmers are doing to help improve water quality. Her commitment to the ag sector continues through her memberships to the Ida County Cattlemen, Ida County Farm Bureau and Iowa Soybean Association DAC.
Ethanol, livestock and water quality are and will continue to be important areas of advocacy for Jolene on behalf of Iowa Corn farmers.