Bill Horan

Bill Horan

Bill Horan

Farmer, Iowa, USA

Bill Horan grows corn, soybeans, specialty crops and other grains on a family farm in North Central Iowa. In partnership with his brother, Bill provides leadership to Horan BioProduction, LLC. A former Marine and Viet Nam veteran, he received a BS from South Dakota State University and completed the Harvard Business School – Agricultural Executive Education Program. Bill volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and provides leadership as Chairman. He serves on the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Committee, Iowa Dept. of Transportation Freight Advisory Committee and is Chairman of the Board of Western Iowa Energy, a thirty million gallon a year Biodiesel Plant.Bill’s life-long interest in renewable energy has been supported by his engagement as a steering committee member of the DC-based Natural Resource Solutions, LLC, a non-partisan group dedicated to developing public policy with a goal of US energy use to be 25 percent biomass-based by 2025. He also serves as a director for the Iowa State Research Park and is a member of the Dept. of Energy / USDA Biomass Technical Advisory Committee.