Steve is the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program Specialist for the Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Iowa Agricultural Development Authority where he coordinated staff and programs for the Beginning Farmer Loan Program, Loan Participation Program, Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program, Custom Hire Tax Credit Program and beginning farmer educational workshops.
Steve has previous lending experience with the Farm Credit System, USDA-Farmers Home Administration and agricultural banks in Iowa. He also served as the International Trade Bureau Chief for the Iowa Department of Agriculture.
Steve received a B.S. in Economics at Iowa State University and a M.B.A. from Drake University. He assists his family with an Angus cattle operation in southeast Iowa.