Aaron Juergens


Aaron manages more than 100,000 nursery and finishing pig spaces for Sunburst Valley Farms near Carroll.

He serves as both the Southwest Region Director, which covers 27 counties in southwest Iowa, and he is the Vice President of Resources. His role there is to review and report on IPPA's financial records, financial development, and membership programs.

In addition to being an IPPA board member, Aaron serves on the organization’s finance and producer education committees. He has participated in the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy and the National Pork Producers Council‘s Pork Leadership Institute, and has been an Operation Main Street speaker for more than 10 years, which is an outgrowth of being a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Course Highest Award for Achievement.

He is a member of the Carroll County Pork Producers.  In 2009, Aaron and his brother, Peter, received the Iowa Environmental Steward Award, followed by the national Pork Industry Environmental Steward Award in 2010. In 2011, they were recognized with the first Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award by the State of Iowa. Aaron was named an Iowa Master Pork Producer in 2014.

Other organizations that Aaron is involved in are the Carroll County Farm Bureau; the Rotary Club of Carroll, Carroll Chamber of Commerce, and New Hope Foundation, a charitable organization for adults with disabilities. Aaron earned a business management degree from Loras College in Dubuque.