New Iowa E.P.C. member

Governor Culver has filled a vacancy on the Environmental Protection Commission.  Read the relaese from the governor's office below:

Today, Governor Chet Culver appointed Dr. Eugene Ver Steeg from Inwood to the Environmental Protection Commission.

"I confident that Dr. Ver Steeg will be a great addition to the Environmental Protection Commission,” said Governor Culver.  “He has a tremendous amount of experience, including over 25 years in the farming industry.  I look forward to working with Dr. Ver Steeg as the newest member of the EPC.”

D. Ver Steeg owns and manages Sunnycrest Inc., an Iowa wean-to-finish hog operation.  He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1962, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1966 and practiced as a Veterinarian until 1981.  Dr. Ver Steeg has been farming since 1980 and has been active with state and national Pork Producer organizations, recently serving as the President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association from 2006-2007.  

 Dr. Ver Steeg will fill a position vacated by Ralph Klemme that requires an active grain or livestock farmer.   His term will begin immediately and will continue through April 30, 2011.  The appointment will be subject to Senate confirmation during the 2009 legislative session. 

The Environment Protection Commission is a nine person commission that provides policy oversight of Iowa’s Environmental Efforts. 

Here's the story Klemme's hometown paper wrote about his resignation.

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