Roger Zylstra has been farming for more than 40 years, raising corn and soybeans, finishing hogs and cattle in Jasper County. He has used conservation tillage and no-till throughout his career and recycles manure into his nutrient management program. Roger uses Precision Agriculture, fall cover crops and is enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership program.
Roger currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District #5 and is the Iowa Corn Animal Agriculture & The Environment Committee Vice Chair.
He also serves on the U.S. Meat Export Federation Pork Advisory Committee, NCGA’s Growers Services Action team and U.S. Grains Council Biotech Action team. He 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. He is especially interested in promoting opportunities for individuals to be engaged in agriculture to help the public understand the farmer’s dedication to proving safe and wholesome food and care for the environment. .
Zylstra 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 as a board member for the Sully Fire Department.