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.
Stu currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association Director representing District No. 2. In past experiences, he has served on the Animal Agriculture & Environment Committee and Strategic Planning Taskforce.
He has served in leadership positions in the North Central Coop Board of Directors, County FSA Committee, and the Wright County Fair Swine Committee. After college, he worked at the Iowa Pork Producers Association as the director of producer education. He has held positions on the North Central Coop board of directors including serving as president for two years and as a director on the county FSA committee. Stuart also received the honor of being selected by the Iowa Pork Producers Association as Master Pork Producer in 2017.
Stu is a current member of Iowa’s corn, soybean, and pork producers associations as well as the Wright County Farm Bureau. In addition, he plays an active role in many activities with Wright County Fair including serving on the swine committee and has sat on the county 4-H youth committee as well as a current leader for the Wright County PIG 4-H club.
He is passionate about accelerating water quality efforts in Iowa. He uses buffer strips, wetland, conservation reserve acres and nitrogen stabilizers to help improve soil health and water on his farm.
Stu enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters. He is proud to instill the importance of agriculture with his children.