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IOWA CORN PROMOTION BOARD DIRECTORS

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) is comprised of 12 peer-elected farmers and four ex officios who invest funds collected through the Iowa corn checkoff program, with a focus on market development, education and research. Elections are held each year to select leadership and representatives from each of the nine crop reporting districts in the state.

ICPB Board of Directors

Wayne Humphreys

President

Wayne Humphreys raises corn, soybeans and operates a custom hog feeding operation near Columbus Junction in Louisa County where he has been farming for over 40 years. Wayne currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board President and is the former chair of the Iowa Corn Exports & The Grain...

Roger Zylstra

Vice President

Roger Zylstra has been farming for 40 years raising corn, soybeans, finishing hogs and cattle near Lynnville in Jasper County. He has used conservation tillage and no-till throughout his farming career and recycles manure into his nutrient management program. Roger uses precision agriculture, incorporates fall cover crops and is enrolled...

Duane Aistrope

Chair

Duane Aistrope from Randolph in Fremont County is a graduate of Iowa Western Community College and has been farming for 37 years. In his current operation, Duane raises corn, soybeans and operates a cow/calf operation. Duane currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Chair and is the former chair...

Kelly Nieuwenhuis

District #1

Kelly Nieuwenhuis has been farming for 34 years in near Primghar in O’Brien County growing corn and soybeans. He also has part ownership in a hog finishing operation. Kelly serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 1 and is vice chair of the Iowa Corn Industrial...

Tom Renner

Director #2

Tom Renner’s farming career has spanned the last 41 years, beginning in 1971 farming in partnership with his father and brother. Today, he farms with his son, Brent, growing corn and soybeans in Hancock County. Tom is the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 2 and sits on...

Greg Alber

District #3

Greg Alber has been farming for over 30 years outside of Independence in Buchanan County growing corn and soybeans as well as a cow/calf operation. He currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 3 and is chair of the Iowa Corn Exports & The Grain...

Larry Buss

District #4

Larry Buss is a row crop farmer from Logan, Iowa. He has had success at two distinctly different careers at the same time which are engineering for 46 years and farming for 46 years. Larry currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing Director No. 4 and is...

Michael Fritch

District #5

Michael Fritch has been farming for 15 years on his fifth-generation family farm near Mitchellville in Jasper County with his dad, Lonne, where he grows corn, soybeans, and hay as well as a cow/calf operation. He graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy. Michael currently serves...

Pete Brecht

District #6

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...

Ralph Lents

District #7

Ralph Lents has been farming for 40 years, growing corn, soybeans and hay in Adair County. He has uses conservation tillage and no-till practices including buffer strips working to leave the land in better shape than when he started farming it. Ralph currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board...

Gary Petersohn

District #8

Gary Petersohn has been farming for over 50 years raising corn, soybeans, hay and maintaining a cow/calf operation. He currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing district No. 8 and sits on the Iowa Corn Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee. Gary is a member of the...

Stan Nelson

District #9

Stan Nelson has been farming for 38 years in Des Moines County. The southeast Iowa native raises corn, soybeans for seed and hay alongside his son-in-law and actively partners with his other son-in-law and his father’s farming operation. He also leases his cattle feeding facilities to his neighbor. Stan represents...

Mark Heckman

At-Large

Mark Heckman raises corn and soybeans in partnership with his brothers and parents near West Liberty in Muscatine County where he has been farming with his family for over 20 years. Mark currently serves as an At-Large Director on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. He has previously held roles as...

Bob Bowman

At-Large

Bob Bowman raises corn, soybeans, alfalfa, seed and specialty corn near DeWitt in Clinton County and has been involved in pork production. His farming operation is multi-generational currently including his son Chris. Bob currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board At-Large Director and sits on the Research & Business...

Chris Edgington

At-Large

Chris Edgington, Mitchell County, is a graduate of Iowa State University and has been farming for 34 years. Edgington is a fourth-generation farmer and farms in partnership with his father, brother and his son, the 5th generation, raising corn and soybeans. He and his wife, Vanessa, have two children, Alex...

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