Craig Hill of Ackworth was elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) in December 2011.
Craig’s service to the Iowa Farm Bureau started at the county level. He was involved in various positions with the Warren County Farm Bureau board of directors. He was first 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, Craig serves as chairman of the board of FBL Financial Group, Inc., and Farm Bureau Life Companies. In addition, he serves on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
Throughout his years on the IFBF board, Craig 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. He 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, Craig joined the Board of Directors for the Cultivation Corridor project to enhance the Ag Bioscience Economic opportunities in Iowa. In May 2014, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Council in Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST). And in June 2015, he was appointed to the USDA’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on Trade.
He and his wife, Patti, have two married children. Their son, Adam, is involved on the family grain and livestock operation. Their daughter, Abbie, is an associate attorney.