Our Board of Directors


Conley is the Midwest General Manager of Smithfield in Algona, Iowa overseeing a sow base of 148,000, along with 540 employees and over 500 contract sites in Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, and South Dakota and Colorado. The Midwest operation finishes about 3.8 million market pigs each year.


Conley is a Past President of the National Pork Board and a past member of the National Pork Board Board of Directors and Iowa Pork Producer Association. He is currently serving on the National Pork Board Trade Committee & USMEF Executive Committee as Chairman.

On a local basis, Conley is an Algona Morwens Kiwanis member and has been Past President of that organization. He currently serves as a Vice President and Board Member of the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona as well as serving on the Kossuth Regional Health Center Foundation Board of Directors.  


Conley and his wife, Kim, have a son, Mark and wife Amy with three children, and a daughter, Kara and husband Dan with two children.  

Board President



Donna Kitzinger is from Algona, Iowa. She graduated from Minnesota State University with a BA in Elementary Education and obtained an MBA in Science Education from the University of Iowa. She was an elementary teacher at Algona Community School and Burt Community School and retired after 24 years. Donna was a Board Secretary and Administrative Assistant for nine years at Titonka Community School. She has been a member and President of Water’s Edge Nature Center Foundation for over 17 years. She organized and established the Friends of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, serving as president for 15 years. Donna was the recipient of the Governor’s Leadership Award and Environmental Educator Award. She is a volunteer member of Kossuth Regional Health Center Auxiliary, DKG Education Society, WENC Foundation, and R.S.V.P. 

Donna and her husband Bruce, have two sons Nate and wife Ivy with three children, and Dan and wife Jocelyn with three children.

Board Member


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Susan Doster grew up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota. During her formative years she was active in 4-H where she did many projects working with wildlife and conservation. Susan attended Morningside College and received her BS in Elementary Education. She then graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters Degree in Special Education. Susan taught Elementary Special Education for the Algona Community Schools for over 30 years. She is now retired.

Board Member


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Darren is from Algona. He has owned and operated BARCO Development, a General Contracting and real estate development company, since 1996. He is involved in farm management and owns/leases several commercial and residential properties.  He is also a Sales Associate with Farm and Home Services in Algona, IA.  Darren graduated from Algona High School in 1986 and earned a BBA in Finance from Iowa State University in 1990. He is an active member at Grace Church in Algona and is currently serving on the Trustee Board. He is a past Vice President of the Kossuth County Fair Board.

Board Member