Member, Strategy Working Group and Cover Crops Working Group
Joel Brinkmeyer was named CEO of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) in May, 2013. He also serves as CEO of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC). Brinkmeyer, a native of Radcliffe, Iowa, has a diverse livestock and crop background, is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Ag Business. His career includes 20 years as Executive Vice President of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council as well as 17 years in various farm and agribusiness lending and administrative capacities for Farm Credit Services of America and Great Western Bank. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Ames and have three grown children. They own farm ground in Hardin County and also own and operate a beef cattle and grain operation in Decatur County. Brinkmeyer and his wife have implemented a number of conservation practices on their no-till farms, including several new environmental control structures, improved waterways, expanded buffer strips and enhanced rotational grazing systems as well as highly erodible crop ground that has been converted into intensely managed forages.
Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI)
The AAI exists for the purpose of advocating, communicating, and education on behalf of a proactive, profitable, and environmentally responsible professional agribusiness industry, which is positioned for the future. AAI’s membership consists of over 1,100 business locations across the state that supply feed, seed, crop protection chemicals, grain, fertilizer, equipment and additional products and services that benefit agriculture, as a whole. Along with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation, AAI provides specific services and educational opportunities to our members as well as eight statewide business associations related to Iowa Agriculture.
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