Gretta Irwin, Executive Director and Home Economist

Gretta has been with the Iowa Turkey Federation for 23 years.  A graduate of Central College, Gretta’s career began as a High School Home Economics teacher.  She also has three years of experience in food service.  Gretta has continued to put her home economics background to good use at the Iowa Turkey Federation; she compiled the Iowa Turkey Federation’s first cookbook in 2007 and is currently working on the 2nd.  Gretta lives in Boone with her husband and three children.


Sheila Larson, Director of Membership Services

Sheila started her career with the Iowa Turkey Federation a few months after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Communication Studies and Political Science. She has been working with Allied Members, creating Turkey Talk spicing up the Annual Summer Meeting and Winter Convention for 12 years. Sheila is focused on member service programs. She lives on a turkey farm with her husband and two children.

Janelle Hill, Communications Specialist

 Janelle may be the newest team member of the Iowa Turkey Federation, but she is no stranger to the industry. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, she began her career with West Liberty Foods, L.L.C . for seven years until she relocated to central Iowa and became involved with the family turkey business. She resides outside of Ellsworth with her husband and two children.  


Sally Good, Bookkeeper

Sally has worked for the Iowa Turkey Federation since 2005.  She is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Business Administration and specialization in Accounting.  She has been working in the banking and accounting fields since 1983, and lives in Ogden with her husband and 4 boys.


Jill Altringer, Lobbyist

Jill graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law and has an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar and is a registered patent attorney. Jill also maintains close ties to other agricultural related interest groups, which provides her clients with knowledge of additional activities and regional information and expertise. Jill is Storm Lake native and raises her four kids in Grimes, IA with her husband.