Kinze Goecke joined the Iowa Women in Agriculture board in 2019. Kinze grew up on her family’s 5th generation farm near State Center, IA. She was active in 4-H and showing livestock as a kid. Her best memories were following her grandpa around taking care of piglets and sows on their farrow-to-finish operation. Today, the farm is primarily grain and cattle.
Kinze earned her actuarial science degree from Drake University in 2016. She loves data and numbers and pairs it with her passion for agriculture. She has worked in farm pricing and underwriting roles for Nationwide Insurance. Currently, she is a Senior Farm Underwriter at Nationwide. Outside of work, she graduated in 2018 with her MBA from Drake University. She also holds the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation.
Kinze enjoys taking care of her livestock, dog, and garden. She is no master gardener but enjoys seeing the little successes and learning lessons year over year.