Board of Directors

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is a 501(c) (6) corporation and is led by a nine-member board of directors.


Pictured L-R: Seated –  Pat McGonegle, Matt Deppe, Joe Johnson. Standing – Gretta Irwin, Kevin Stiles, Craig Floss, Kirk Leeds, Chris Freland. Not pictured – Mitch Schulte


President: Matt Deppe, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
Vice President: Pat McGonegle, Iowa Pork Producers Association
Secretary-Treasurer: Joe Johnson, Iowa Farm Bureau


Craig Floss, Iowa Corn Growers Association
Chris Freland, Iowa Beef Industry Council
Gretta Irwin, Iowa Turkey Federation
Kirk Leeds, Iowa Soybean Association
Mitch Schulte, Midwest Dairy Association
Kevin Stiles, Iowa Poultry Association


In addition to the board of directors, the Coalition also works closely with the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Beef Center, the Iowa State Dairy Association and the Iowa Sheep Industry Association.