Joe Roberts farms in Wright County raising corn and soybeans. He has been actively farming with his dad and grandpa as the third generation on their family farm since he was old enough to drive the tractor. They implement various conservation practices from strip till on the corn acres, no-till beans, as well as cover crops, pollinator habitats and other CRP practices.
Roberts serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District 2 and on the Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee.
He is a 2019 graduate of Iowa State University studying Agricultural Business, Agronomy and Seed Science and currently works as a Beck’s Seed Dealer. During college he was on the Collegiate Advisory Team and served as the president of the Iowa State Corn Growers Club as well as an officer within the Agricultural Business Club. Roberts is an active board member within the Wright County Farm Bureau and serves on several committees. He is involved in the Iowa Corn committees serving on Research and Business Development last year and currently sits on the Grassroots Committee. He serves on the Wright County Corn Growers Board, has represented the county on the District 2 Committee since 2019 and is a part of the Iowa Corn I-LEAD Class 10. He is also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church
Roberts knows that carbon and climate change continue to be main topics of conversation in today’s world and believes that consumer education on biofuels is more important than ever to encourage a more practical energy solution. With agriculture being an ever-changing industry Roberts believes it is vital to be able to adapt to best suit the interest of the Iowa corn farmer in any new challenge, issue or project that may come up in the future.