Wheeler Named IFBF Public Relations Manager
Iowa Ag Connection - 01/09/2020
Andrew Wheeler has been appointed Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Public Relations manager starting Jan. 13. He will replace Laurie Johns, who is retiring.
Wheeler joined Farm Bureau in 2013 and currently serves as the senior public relations coordinator. He has worked to connect Iowa farmers with numerous local, state, national and international media to build trust and understanding of Iowa agriculture and has
been central to the organization's issues management strategy. Wheeler has also conducted communications training for several county Farm Bureaus and groups over the years.
Prior to joining IFBF, Wheeler served in public relations and marketing capacities in Missouri. He received his master's degree in communications from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri and a bachelor's degree from Drake University.
"I'm grateful and excited for the opportunity to continue my work on behalf of Iowa's farm families," said Wheeler. "Agriculture is essential to communities across this state and I look forward to sharing the stories of farming today with consumers and other
audiences in my new role."
Wheeler grew up in Pleasant Hill and rural Indianola and now resides in Des Moines with his two children.