Tim Palmer operates a 1,200-acre row crop and cow/calf to finish operation near Truro, Iowa. He has served on the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District’s board since 2003, as well as the director, vice president, and 2010-2011 president of the Conservation Districts of Iowa, the state’s district association.
Palmer was a governor appointed member of the Iowa State Soil and Water Conservation Committee from 2012-2014. In 2013, he was elected to represent the NACD North Central Region, where he served for four years. Palmer and his wife Shelly, along with sons Geoff and Greg, use conservation measures extensively on their farm and are active promoters of water quality and soil health initiatives.