Derek Taylor has been farming for seven years outside of Fort Atkinson in Winneshiek County raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa and feeder cattle. Alongside his wife Amy, he also owns an ag consulting business known as Hard Rock Ag.
Derek serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District 3 and serves on the Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, Derek has been active on the farm his entire life. He enjoys trying new things involving conservation including no-till practices as well as cover crops. He is currently an Iowa Corn Growers Association member and has earned his certificate through the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
Derek is active in his community serving on the Holy Name Church Committee, CFS School Finance Committee, South Winn Park and Rec coaching multiple sports, South Winn High School assistant basketball coach and enjoys substitute teaching. He and his wife have two children, Evan and Owen.