Hill to present Hertz lecture April 12

March 29th, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, will present the 2022 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture on April 12 at Iowa State University.

Hill will present, “The Future of Agriculture: A Reflection and Discussion on 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 in agricultural leadership, he served as the first chairman of the Iowa Ag State Group, which consisted of representatives from all sectors of Iowa’s agriculture. He was instrumental in the development of the leading revenue-based crop insurance product sold in America. In 2014, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. In 2015, he was appointed to the USDA’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on Trade.

Earlier this year, Hill was recognized with the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award for his many years of service to the industry. The award was presented by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig at the 10th annual Iowa Agriculture Leaders dinner.

During his presentation, Hill will reflect on his experiences as a leader in agriculture and identify emerging trends and issues that will have significant implications for our future.

Hill and his wife, Patti, have two grown children. Their son, Adam, is involved in the family’s grain and livestock operation, while daughter, Abbie, is an associate attorney.

The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture was created in memory of the founders of Hertz Farm Management Inc. to inspire generations of industry leaders, research scientists and young professionals to reach their full potential.


Whitney Baxter, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications, 515-294-2314, wjsager@iastate.edu
Nick Van Berkum, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development, 515-294-9332, nvanberkum@foundation.iastate.edu