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 Development Committee.
Bowman has been actively involved in a number of ag organizations. He is a past President of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), and served on the ICGA Board of Directors for 9 years. He currently is a member of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board, and serves on the Iowa Corn Research & Business Development Committee. Additional prior committee work includes chairman of the joint NCGA/U.S. Grains Council Trade Action Team, member of the NCGA Public Policy Action Team, and the NCGA Mycotoxin Task Force.
Bob is a member of the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau. He served as president of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, chair of the Clinton-Jackson County Corn Growers Association, and as a director of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, where he represented Iowa on the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s executive committee.
Internationally, he has participated in agricultural missions to the Pacific Rim, trade discussions with WTO foreign ambassadors in Geneva, Switzerland, and a U.S./Soviet Farm Managers’ Exchange. He has also participated in a trade mission to Cuba, and trade discussions in the EU.
Bowman graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business and worked at Clinton Corn Processing (now ADM) before returning to farming.
Bob and his wife, Jean, have four grown children living in Iowa and Illinois.