AMES, Iowa - Jim Knuth, senior vice president for Farm Credit Services of America, the largest agricultural lender in the Upper Midwest, will present the 2019 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at Iowa State University.
Knuth will present, “Lessons in Leadership and Life,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard and Evelyn Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall, on the Iowa State campus. The event is free and open to the public.
An experienced leader in commercial and agricultural lending, Knuth heads the Farm Credit Services of America’s Iowa Retail Financial Services Division. Farm Credit Services of America’s Iowa Division serves over 21,000 producers.
Knuth earned a degree in English from Iowa State in 1984, and played football for the Cyclones during his time on campus. He grew up on a cattle farm in central Iowa.
The late William K. Deal, an Iowa State alum with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, established the lecture series to help prepare future leaders and innovators in agriculture. The lecture is organized by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-sponsored by the Committee on Lectures funded by the Government of the Student Body.