Josh Jeske was excited to share some of his innovative technologies with like-minded young Iowa farmers, so he thought to himself what better way to network and communicate ideas with others than at the annual Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference.

A Hardin County Farm Bureau member, Jeske joined approximately 550 others at another successful event Feb. 2-3 in Altoona. It was his second year attending the conference, and he enjoyed the networking after becoming involved in the organization at the local level.

“I’ve learned a fair amount from serving on my local Farm Bureau board this past year, and this event is the perfect place to meet and discuss the issues our industry faces,” Jeske said. “Sharing ideas on tools and technology for what’s to come always takes center stage.”

Jeske Farms dates to 1900 near Eldora, with Jeske a fifth-generation farmer growing more than 1,300 acres of corn and soybeans, and recently cereal rye. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Ag and Life Sciences from Iowa State University with an emphasis on agricultural communications and a minor in entrepreneurship before...