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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

Duane Aistrope

President

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

Wayne Humphreys

Vice President

Wayne Humphreys raises corn, soybeans and operates a custom hog feeding operation near Columbus Junction in Louisa County. He has been farming for more than 40 years. Wayne currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Vice President and is the former Chair of the Iowa Corn Exports & The...

Larry Klever

Chair

Larry Klever raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Audubon in Audubon County. He has been farming for 41 years. Larry currently serves as currently serves Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) Board Chairman and was the former chair of the Iowa Corn Research and Business Development Committee. He is...

Kelly Nieuwenhuis

District #1

Kelly Nieuwenhuis, has been farming for 31 years in O’Brien county growing corn and soybeans. He also has part ownership in a hog finishing operation. Nieuwenhuis serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District #1 and is Vice Chair of the Iowa Corn Industrial Usage & U.S. Production...

Tom Renner

Director #2

Tom Renner farming career has spanned the last 41 years, beginning in 1971 farming in partnership with his father and brother. He now farms with his son Brent growing corn and soybeans in Hancock County. Tom is an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director serving Director #2 and sits on the...

Greg Alber

District #3

Greg Alber has been farming for more than 30 years in Buchanan County. He grows corn and soybeans and operates a cow/calf operation. Alber serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District #3 and is Chair of the Iowa Corn Exports and The Grain Trade Committee. He also...

Larry Buss

District #4

Larry Buss is a row crop farmer from Logan, Iowa. His wife, two sons and their spouses, and grandson are all involved in the family’s agricultural businesses. He has had success at two distinctly different careers at the same time which are engineering for 46 years and farming for 43...

Roger Zylstra

District #5

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

Pete Brecht

District #6

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

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 an Iowa Corn Promotion Board...

Gary Petersohn

District #8

Gary Petersohn has been farming for more than 40 years raising corn, soybeans, hay and maintaining a cow/calf operation. Gary currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District #8 and sits on the Iowa Corn Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee. He is a member of the...

Stan Nelson

District #9

Stan Nelson has been farming for 32 years in Des Moines County. He raises corn, soybeans, wheat, hay alongside 2 of his son-in-law’s and leases his cattle feeding facilities to his neighbor. Stan represents district 9 on the Iowa Corn Promotion board. Nelson also sits on the Research and Business...

Mark Heckman

At Large

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

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 26 years. Edgington is a fourth generation farmer and farms in partnership with his father and brother. In his current operation, he raises corn and soybeans, and operates a swine finishing operation. He and...

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