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 the Industrial Usage and Production 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 Co. District Soil Commissioner and is President of the Sac/Ida Corn Growers Association. She has served in the past on the Animal, Ag and Environment Committee for Iowa Corn 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, Iowa Soybean Association DAC, served on the Ida County 4-H Extension Council and coached the OABCIG FFA crop sounding group. She is also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Ethanol, livestock and water quality are and will continue to be important areas of advocacy for Jolene on behalf of Iowa Corn farmers.