Tom Renner farming career has spanned the last 41 years, beginning in 1971 farming in partnership with his father and brother. He now farms with his son Brent growing corn and soybeans in Hancock County.
Tom is an Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director serving Director #2 and sits on the Exports and The Grain Trade Committee.
He also has served as a member of AgVentures Alliance since its inception in 1998, holding a board position from 1999 to 2004. He was 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 ‘70’s. Tom holds a Farm Operations Degree from Iowa State University. He has always been interested in how commodity checkoff organizations work to add value to Iowa’s farmers. Tom 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 southeast 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.