2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
The 2016 recipient of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame award is Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley, IA, nominated by the Sioux County Cattlemen. “Kent is a champion for the cattle industry as a whole,” they said in their nomination letter.
Kent is a third generation farmer that has been a dedicated feedlot producer in Iowa for the past 34 years. He has been a county and state member for 24 years and national member for 22 years. Not only has he been a long term member of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association but he has also been the Sioux county president, state district director and president. He was then nominated to represent Iowa on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and was selected by Secretary Vilsack to serve. He was chairman of the Freedom to Operate Committee at the NCBA Convention. He then served on the CBB Executive Committee, Chairman of the CBB Audit Committee and will serve on the nomination committee at this year’s NCBA Convention.
Kent and his wife, Sylvia, have opened their feedlot to host many trade delegations and farm tours. Kent has provided his time and expertise to advocate for many important issues in Iowa agriculture including establishment of the Iowa ethanol industry, feedlot environmental stewardship, sustainability of the beef industry, beef quality assurance and expansion of export markets.
No matter what the cattle industry asks of him, Kent responds. And many in the cattle industry locally and nationally turn to him for advice and wisdom.
Kent exemplifies the character that cattlemen and women strive to obtain: caring for family, church, community and the agriculture industry. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is proud to honor Kent today and thankful for all the ways he has served our industry.