Iowa Farm Bureau

December 3, 2018

Senior Economist
West Des Moines, Iowa

Oversee and manage all research and economic analysis on agricultural issues, reporting directly to the IFBF Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer. Conduct and facilitate original research, and provide economic analysis of agricultural issues to assist with IFBF policy implementation efforts and to educate and assist our members. Serve as a resource for external communications with the media regarding economic impacts and research results with the ability to communicate your research and analysis in a clear and concise way to the media, our members and others.


  • Masters degree in economics, business administration, or related fields with an emphasis on agriculture or applied economics required, plus at least ten years related work and/or management experience required.
  • Ph.D. in Ag Economics or Business Management or related field preferred.
  • Farm background preferred in order to understand farm and rural trends.
  • Adult/extension education experience preferred.
  • Stock/commodity brokerage experience beneficial.
  • Farm production/marketing experience beneficial.
  • Market analysis & ag issue analysis experience preferred.

In-state and limited domestic travel is required (approximately 20% of the time). Limited international travel may also be required.
Must have good interpersonal, common sense and problem-solving skills.


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