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Craig Floss

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Jon Leafstedt


Jon Leafstedt serves as Managing Partner for Kincannon & Reed, a leading retained executive search focused on recruitment of executives into food, agribusiness, and life sciences organizations. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed in 2007, Leafstedt served in wide-ranging executive roles in global agribusiness and development-stage technology companies. Most recently,...

James Eiler

Board Manager

James Eiler is the founding principal of Eiler Capital Advisors, a niche investment banking firm focused on capital formation in the food, agribusiness, and renewable energy sectors. Being a recognized thought leader and speaker in these industries, he understands the industry changes in these sectors and the resulting opportunities that...

Curt Mether

Board Manager

Curt Mether grows corn and soybeans with his wife, Anita, in Harrison and Monona Counties where he has been farming for 40 years. Curt currently serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association President and is the former Iowa Corn Research & Development Committee Chair. He is also on the Middle...

Pete Brecht

Board Manager

Pete Brecht is a third-generation farmer, farming for 35 years near Central City in Linn County. For many years he had been a cattle and swine producer but currently raises both corn and soybeans with his brother. His son also farms with them on a part-time basis. Pete currently serves...

Mark Mueller

Mark Mueller has been farming for 25 years in Bremer County producing no-till corn, soybeans, alfalfa, specialty beans, forage rye and corn for silage. He is a fourth-generation farmer and serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Director representing District 3 and is the chair of the Exports &...

Jeff Underwood

Board Manager

Jeff Underwood is Vice President, Enterprise Innovation for Kent Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration, with emphasis in Finance from the University of Iowa. Jeff started his career with Grain Processing Corporation as...

Peter Hemken

Board Manager

Peter Hemken is a retired general manager and former senior executive of the DuPont Company with 35 years of experience in all areas of business development and growth, as well as restructuring and turnaround situations. Since retirement he has focused on advising and investing in start-up companies in Iowa with...

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