Bryan Sievers

Iowa USA
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Biographical Info

Bryan operates a grain and livestock farm which includes 2,300 acres of tillable land and a 2,400 head beef cattle feedlot near Stockton, Iowa. Bryan and his wife, Lisa, are enthusiastic environmental stewards of the land.  They have been actively involved in implementing numerous conservation practices on their farm and in 2013 commissioned their 1.0 MW combined heat and power (CHP) anaerobic digester system. The anaerobic digesters process all of the beef cattle manure plus additional sources of food waste and biomass.  They return all of the rich, pathogen-free, soil amendments produced by their digesters to their farmland in the form of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and organic matter.  Bryan received his degree in Agricultural Business in 1982 from Iowa State University. His past experiences include being a 3-year letterman on the Iowa State University baseball team, leadership roles in the Iowa Farm Bureau, serving two terms in the Iowa Legislature (one term in the Iowa House and one term in the Iowa Senate) and served as Chair of the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Biomass Conversion committee.  He currently serves as Vice-Chair on the American Biogas Council Board of Directors.  Bryan also serves on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Carbon Sequestration Task Force and also serves as Co-Chair of the Iowa Smart Agriculture initiative.  Bryan and Lisa have two children and six grandchildren.

Categories: Co-Chairs, Iowa Smart Agriculture Work Group