Ryan Steffensen has been row cropping in Winnebago County with his dad and brother for nine years and more recently picked up more farm ground in Guthrie County with his wife, Amanda. They are always looking for ways to better their conservation efforts and increase yields. He is a firm believer in riparian buffer strips, no-till, strip till, and split applications of nitrogen. Ryan also finds true value in his off-farm career as a retail salesperson for Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC because it gives him great insight into production practices and allows him to see what other growers are doing to be successful.
Ryan serving as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director for District 4 and serves as the Vice Chair of the Exports & the Grain Trade Committee. He has also been the Guthrie County Corn Growers President since 2016, and active in the District 4 Corn Growers committee starting in 2017 and is also a part of the Helena M.A.P. program. He was honored to be a part of the I-LEAD 9 class as well is serving on the Exports and Grain Trade Committee. Currently he is a Guthrie County Farm Bureau member, an Iowa Corn voting delegate and enjoys volunteering his time as a district FFA contest judge. Outside of agriculture he is a Winnebago/Hancock Pheasants Forever member and served on the banquet committee.
Ryan is passionate about the ethanol industry, new uses for corn-plastics and sharing Iowa agriculture with consumers. Since starting his farming career in 2012 he has experienced some great and some poor years along the way, but no matter what he is focused on growing his farming operation to pass on to his kids and instill in them the same passion for conservation and agronomy he possesses. He feels by being a part of Iowa Corn he is surrounding himself with the best people this industry has to offer and is excited to help better the industry for all Iowa growers.
Ryan and Amanda have three kids, Eva, Cora and Mila.