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Calhoun County Farmer Secures Re-Election as Iowa Farm Bureau President
Iowa Ag Connection - 12/08/2023

Calhoun County farmer Brent Johnson has been re-elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) for another two-year term. The announcement was made during the recent IFBF annual meeting in Des Moines, solidifying Johnson's leadership role in the influential agricultural organization.

Johnson, a seasoned farmer growing corn and soybeans in Manson, boasts extensive experience within the industry. He holds positions as chairman of the board for FBL Financial Group and Farm Bureau Life Companies, and serves on the board of directors for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

This multifaceted experience equips him with a comprehensive understanding of the agricultural landscape and the challenges and opportunities facing Iowa farmers.

The annual meeting provided valuable opportunities for members:

• Educational sessions: Breakout groups explored economic factors shaping agricultural markets and updates on national policy, ensuring members are equipped with the knowledge to navigate the evolving industry.

• Networking: Members connected and built relationships, fostering a strong and united agricultural community.

Johnson's re-election serves as a testament to the confidence and trust that members have in his leadership:

• Deep understanding: His extensive experience in agriculture provides him with a solid foundation for understanding the concerns and aspirations of Iowa farmers.

• Proven track record: During his first term, Johnson successfully navigated the IFBF through complex issues and achieved significant progress for Iowa agriculture.

• Commitment to collaboration: Johnson actively fosters collaboration between farmers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to build a stronger and more sustainable agricultural future for Iowa.

With Johnson at the helm, the IFBF is well-positioned to continue advocating for the interests of Iowa farmers and ensuring the continued success of the state's vital agricultural industry.


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