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Iowa Icons: Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill. Courtesy of Iowa Farm Bureau.

Craig Hill of Ackworth, Iowa has been a farmer in Warren County most if not all of his life. He started renting farmland and caring for his own livestock before graduating high school. You could say it’s in his blood there to stay.

He currently serves as president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) since December 2011.

His serve kicked off at the county level where he was involved in various positions with the Warren County Farm Bureau board of directors.

According to Iowa Farm Bureau’s website, In1989, he was elected as the District 8 representative on the state board of directors. He then served as the organization’s vice president from 2001-2011 before being elected president.

As president, Hill serves as chairman of the board of FBL Financial Group, Inc., and Farm Bureau Life Companies. In addition, he also serves on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Throughout his years, he has been involved in a variety of projects. He was instrumental in the development of Revenue Assurance, a revenue-based crop insurance for corn and soybean farmers.

Hill also served as the first chairman of the Iowa Ag State Group, which consists of representatives from all sectors of Iowa’s agriculture.

In April 2014, he joined the Board of Directors for the Cultivation Corridor project to enhance the Ag Bioscience Economic opportunities in Iowa. And in May 2014, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Council in Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST).

Hill and his wife, Patti, have two children. Their son, Adam, is involved on the family grain and livestock operation. Their daughter, Abbie, is an associate attorney.