Meet the farmers who provide the food you enjoy.
From planting sprawling fields to selling fresh produce at farmers’ markets, Iowa farmers have one goal in mind: to provide nutritious and safe food. Farmers make a living from the land and their livestock, which is exactly why they provide the best possible care for both. Farmers breathe the same air, drink the same water, and eat the same meat, eggs, dairy and grains as you.
Iowa farm families hold valuable insights and perspectives that can help you make informed decisions about your food choices. Download a copy of our ag facts booklet for a fun perspective on the work Iowa farmers do to feed their families, neighbors and people around the world.
Get to Know Inspiring Iowa Farmers
Aross Iowa, farmers are leading the way in innovation, conservation and food production. Read the profiles below to see the hard work, dedication and passion they put into providing wholesome food. Have a question about farming? Complete this form and we'll get your question answered by an Iowa farmer.
Kellie is a soybean, corn, cattle and pig farmer in Webster County, near Dayton.
Dane is a fifth-generation dairy farmer in Poweshiek County, outside of Brooklyn.
Mark is a grain and livestock farmer in Mahaska County, near Rose Hill.
Cristen is a sixth-generation farmer and award-winning cook from Polk County, outside of Runnells.
Darcy is a fifth-generation corn and soybean farmer in Calhoun County, near Yetter.
Tim is a turkey farmer in Washington County, near Wayland.
Learn About Farming
Did you know the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm? Even if you don't have direct connections to farming or firsthand experiences on the farm, you can get an inside look at modern agriculture, farm families and innovation in the blogs below.