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 8 and serves as vice chair of the Iowa Corn Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee.
Gary is a member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and the Iowa Cattleman’s Association. He has served 24 years, many of those as vice president, on the board of the Farmers Cooperative Company in Afton, Iowa. Petersohn has filled many non-ag leadership roles as well, such as 12 years on the Mount Ayr Community school board, including 2 years as president. He spent seven years in the Iowa National Guard. He is also a past member of the Tingley Presbyterian Church board and the Tingley Lions Club. Gary appreciates the ongoing success of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and is pleased to be representing his district.
Gary and his wife, Teena, have two daughters and two grandchildren.