The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has named Zach Brummer as its farmer education program manager. 

Brummer is responsible for serving IFBF’s statewide membership by developing and implementing farmer education programming for members including marketing, risk management and other farm business needs. Brummer succeeds Ed Kordick who retired late 2022 after more than 30 years of service.

“We are very excited to have Zach join our staff to continue developing and growing our farmer education programs that provide incredible value to Farm Bureau members,” said Ryan Steinfeldt, IFBF field service director. “Zach’s leadership and experience, along with his family farm roots and agriculture knowledge, allows us to continue to deliver valuable resources and educational opportunities for our members in every county.”

Prior to being named IFBF farmer education program manager, Brummer served as a grain and feed merchandiser and senior market manager for The Scoular Company for nearly a decade and most recently held the position of feed ingredient sales manager with Calyxt.  

“Iowa Farm Bureau is well known for providing exemplary farmer education programs and resources to its members, and I’m excited to carry on that tradition and deliver value to members,” Brummer said. “It’s an exciting time for agriculture, and I look forward to working with our members to advance and maximize their opportunities.” 

Brummer was raised on a farm in Warren County, where his family grows corn and soybeans, manages a cow/calf operation and raises sheep. The Simpson College graduate resides on a small farm in rural Indianola with his wife, Nicola, and three children.