Tom Renner’s farming career has spanned the last 41 years, beginning in 1971 farming in partnership with his father and brother. Today, he farms with his son, Brent, growing corn and soybeans in Hancock County.
Tom is the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 2 and sits on the Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff Committee.
He has served as a member of the AgVentures Alliance since its inception in 1998, holding a board position from 1999 to 2004. Tom is the former president of the Hancock County Farm Bureau from 1993 to 1995 and a voting delegate from 1996 to 1999. He also has held positions on the Klemme Coop board of directors for several years during the 1970s. Tom has always been interested in how commodity checkoff organizations work to add value to Iowa’s farmers. He holds a Farm Operations Degree from Iowa State University and is passionate about being a good ambassador for agriculture and in communicating how farmers are striving to protect our soil and water.
Tom and his wife, Janelle, raised their four children (Carrie, Jana, Brent, and Jon) on the family farm outside of Garner and now reside in Ventura. They are active members of Peace Reformed Church of Garner where Tom has served as an elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher. In his spare time, Tom enjoys singing in the barbershop chorus and fishing.