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IOWA FARM BUREAU REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTED TO USMEF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Calvin Rozenboom, a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation board of directors, has been appointed by U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chairman Dan Halstrom to the USMEF executive committee as an at-large director.

Rozenboom, from Oskaloosa, Iowa, has represented the Farm Bureau's District 8, which consists of 10 counties in south central Iowa, since 2001. Prior to that he was very active in the Mahaska County Farm Bureau, including serving as president.

“Calvin is an experienced leader in our industry, and he is very knowledgeable about all aspects that are critical to the U.S. meat export market, including pork, beef and grains,” said Halstrom. “We are very pleased to add him to our executive committee.”

Rozemboom is filling the unexpired term of Keith Miller of the Kansas Farm Bureau, who has been elected to the role of secretary/treasurer. The term expires in November 2008. The USMEF executive committee consists of 21 members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing and feeding, pork producing and feeding, lamb producing and feeding, packing and processing, purveying and trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations, and supply and service organizations.

Rozemboom and his wife, Connie, farm 750 acres of row crops, operate a contract pork finishing operation, and are partners in a farrow-to-finish swine operation. They also are partners in a value-added source-verified food marketing business selling antibiotic and hormone-free Duroc pork and Hereford beef.

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