Larry Marek is a farmer who resides outside of Riverside, Iowa, on his family’s century farm. Larry is currently the District 9 director of the Iowa Soybean Association; he was previously the state executive committee secretary. He is a former county ...Read More »
Jim is a lifelong resident of Iowa. Born in Waterloo and raised in Belle Plaine, Jim moved to Victor during junior high school and graduated from HLV in 1987. In 1990, Jim moved to Grinnell but soon moved back to Victor. Jim has been active in work a ...Read More »
Frank Best is a lifelong resident of Louisa County. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in art and art history. Since moving back to Columbus City after graduating from college, Frank has spent much of his time working t ...Read More »
Phyllis Thede lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, with her husband, Dave, and their youngest daughter Mackenzie, a student at Scott Community College. Their two older daughters live in California: Acacia is the principal of Maryland Elementary in Vista, and R ...Read More »
Rebecca Spears was born in Silvis, Ill., and raised on a farm outside of Preemption, Ill., until the age of 14, when her family was transferred and moved to a small town south of Kansas City, Mo. She attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, ...Read More »
Maxine Bussanmas was the sixth child and only daughter of Bruce and Edna Crow. She was born and raised on a farm south of Prole, Iowa, and attended Martensdale High School, where she met her future husband. Maxine married Otto Bussanmas, and the coup ...Read More »
Pat Van Zante is a lifelong resident of Iowa. Her ancestors homesteaded south of Prairie City and in Delaware County in the early 1850s. Pat grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She attended the University of Iowa, where sh ...Read More »
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