AMES, Iowa – Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, will present the 2022 Carl and Marjory Hertz Conference on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 12 at Iowa State University.
Hill will present “The Future of Agriculture: A Reflection and Discussion of Emerging Trends and Issues” at 7 p.m. in Dolezal Auditorium, Room 0127 Curtiss Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Ackworth, Iowa farmer was elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in December 2011, a position he held for a decade before retiring last December.
Throughout Hill’s years of agricultural leadership, he served as the first chairman of the Iowa Ag State Group, which was comprised of representatives from all sectors of Iowa agriculture. He was instrumental in developing the leading revenue-based crop insurance product sold in America. In 2014, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Science and Technology Council. In 2015, he was appointed to the USDA Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on Trade.
Earlier this year Hill received the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award for his many years of service to the industry. The award was presented by Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig at the 10th Annual Iowa Agriculture Leaders Dinner.
During her presentation, Hill will reflect on her experiences as a leader in agriculture and identify emerging trends and issues that will have important implications for our future.
Hill and his wife, Patti, have two adult children. Their son, Adam, is involved in the family’s grain and livestock operation, while their daughter, Abbie, is an associate attorney.
The Carl and Marjory Hertz Conference on Emerging Issues in Agriculture was created in memory of the founders of Hertz Farm Management Inc. to inspire generations of industry leaders, researchers and young professionals to reach their full potential. .