Bob Bowman, a farmer in DeWitt, Iowa, serves on the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a grower-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.
Bowman works on a multigenerational, innovative family farm that produces corn, soybeans, seed corn and seed soybeans. He is also involved in custom fertilizer application, pesticide and crop spray application, trucking, custom planting and harvesting.
As a member of the Corn Board, Bowman serves as the board liaison to the Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team, as the Fiscal Year 2020 Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee Co-chair and chairs the National Agricultural Genotyping Center’s Board of Directors.
Previously, Bowman chaired NCGA’s Joint Trade Policy Action Team and the Bylaws Committee. He also served on the association’s CornPAC Committee, Public Policy Action Team, Farm Bill Task Force and Biotechnology Working Group. The only farmer member of the USDA’s Plant Variety Protection Board, he served on the Executive Board of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
At the state level, Bowman is a past president of both the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board as well as being former county president for the Farm Bureau.