Stan Nelson has been farming for 39 years in Des Moines County. The southeast Iowa native raises corn, soybeans for seed and hay alongside his son-in-law and actively partners with his other son-in-law and his father’s farming operation. He also leases his cattle feeding facilities to his neighbor.
Stan represents District 9 on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and serves as chair of the Iowa Corn Research and Business Development Committee.
Stan has been is involved in the Iowa Soybean Association, the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, as well as the Iowa Farm Bureau. He is currently serving as the President of the Des Moines County Corn Growers. His past agricultural leadership roles include being director at the Iowa Soybean Association District 9 for five years.
He is active within his community and serves as a Deacon at the Harmony Bible Church. He has also served as a school board member at the Danville Community School District for nine years and as a Danville Township Trustee.
Stan graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in farm operations. He and his wife, Martha, reside near Middletown and five children and four grandchildren.