Kelly Nieuwenhuis has been farming for 34 years in near Primghar in O’Brien County growing corn and soybeans. He also has part ownership in a hog finishing operation.
Kelly serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 1 and is vice chair of the Iowa Corn Industrial Usage and U.S. Production Committee. He is also currently the vice president of SEC, a 65-million-gallon ethanol plant in Sioux City.
Kelly’s past leadership experience includes past director for Farmer Cooperative in Paullina and Siouxland Energy in Sioux Center. He has also received appointments to the National Corn Growers Association Ethanol Committee and to the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Board per Former Governor Branstad in 2016. He is active within his community and serves as an elder trustee as well as current vice president of the Zion Lutheran Church.
Kelly has seen farming practices change over the years and is looking forward to be a leader for the agricultural industry. He believes all of agriculture should work together to support each other and Iowa Corn’s partnership with U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Meat Export Federation and MAIZEALL are essential to the future of American agriculture.
Kelly and his wife, Luanne, have four children who all have successful careers here in Iowa.