Board of Directors

Practical Farmers’ board is composed primarily of farmers – a key requirement that helps the organization stay focused on its farmer members’ priorities.

Practical Farmers of Iowa is governed by a 12-person board of directors. To ensure that we stay focused on our members’ priorities, 10 of the 12 board members must be farmers. One farmer director is elected from each of our five Iowa districts. Additionally, five farmers and two non-farmers are elected from the membership at-large. Board members serve in many capacities, from ensuring we maintain fiscally sound and effective programs to providing leadership, advice and direction to staff and volunteers.

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Board Duties

The Practical Farmers of Iowa board:

  1. Determines the Practical Farmers mission and purpose
  2. Provides guidance on our programs and services
  3. Ensures that Practical Farmers has adequate resources for its programming
  4. Serves as the “public face” for the organization
  5. Provides proper financial oversight
  6. Selects the Executive Director
  7. Supports the Executive Director and reviews his or her performance
  8. Guides the development of a Strategic Plan
  9. Ensures legal and ethical integrity, and maintains accountability; and
  10. Recruits and orients new board members and assesses its own performance.

Practical Farmers Board of Directors

 

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President

Farmer

Charles City, IA


Ann and Eric Franzenburg and family croppedAnn Franzenburg (Northeast)

Vice President

Farmer

Van Horne, IA


Kurt van hulzen Kurt Van Hulzen (at-large)

Treasurer

Farmer

Sac City, IA


Nathan AndersonNathan Anderson (Northwest)

Secretary

Farmer

Aurelia, IA


Jack Boyer 2Jack Boyer (at-large)

Farmer

Reinbeck, IA


Vic Madsen cropped 485x727Vic Madsen (at-large)

Farmer

Audubon, IA


Mark QueeMark Quee (at-large)

Farmer

West Branch, IA


Gayle Olson and Irene Frantzen at conference potluckGayle Olson (Southeast)

Farmer

Winfield, IA


Mark Peterson 499x727Mark Peterson (at-large)

Farmer

Stanton, IA


Rosmann FD 2015 David and Becky with XavierDavid Rosmann (at-large)

Farmer

Omaha, NE


Dr. Lisa Schulte MooreLisa Schulte-Moore (at-large)

Non-Farmer

Ames, IA


DSC 0088Julie Wheelock (at-large)

Farmer

Sac City, IA


Ron Rosmann and Larry KallemLarry Kallem, Ex officio

former Exec. Director, IA Assn of Co-ops

Madrid, IA


HC7A0445Sharon Thompson, Ex officio

Farmer

Boone, IA