Allen Burt of Marshalltown was elected to serve as an Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) board member, replacing Brian Feldpausch of Grundy County, who was recently elected vice president of IFBF.  Burt was elected to fulfill the remaining two years of a three-year term representing District 5, comprised of 11 counties in central Iowa: Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Dallas, Polk and Jasper.

Burt grows corn and soybeans and also raises pigs and cattle.  He has been an active leader within Farm Bureau at both the Marshall County and state levels.  He currently serves as a county voting delegate and twice served as an Iowa delegate for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).  Additionally, he served on IFBF’s policy development committee and has done extensive work with IFBF’s Young Farmer Committee, both as a young farmer committee member and later as a mentor.  

Burt is a graduate of Iowa State University, and he and his wife, Dee, have four adult sons.