Roger Zylstra has been farming for over 40 years raising corn, soybeans, finishing hogs and cattle near Lynnville in Jasper County. He has used conservation tillage and no-till throughout his farming career and recycles manure into his nutrient management program. Roger uses precision agriculture, incorporates fall cover crops and is enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership Program.
Roger currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board President and is the former vice chair of the Iowa Corn Animal Agriculture & Environment Committee.
He also serves on the U.S. Meat Export Federation Pork Advisory Committee, the U.S. Grains Council Biotech Action Team as well as chairman of the NCGA Stewardship Action Team. Roger has served on the Sully Co-op Associate Board, filled all leadership positions with the Jasper County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) program.
Roger and his wife, Carolyn, have three children. He also serves as a church elder for the Sully Christian Reformed Church, as a Richland township trustee and on the board for the Sully Fire Department.