Jill Euken serves as Deputy Director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. She leads new program development, industrial collaborations, outreach programs, and project management for the Institute. Euken has both B.S and M.S. degrees from ISU. Her background includes 30 years of outreach work for Iowa State University; and five years experience in developing farmer-owned, value-added businesses in southwest Iowa. Jill served as a member of Iowa Governor Vilsack’s Agricultural Policy Work Group in 2001, the Iowa Agriculture Value-Added Task Force in 2003, and chaired the development of the Iowa Vision and Roadmap for Biobased Products and Bioenergy.
Jill and her husband Randy own and operate a family farming business in Southwest Iowa. They raise 2000 acres of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa; and feed cattle.