Farm Foundation, Retired Hormel Foods
Joe C. Swedberg retired as vice president of legislative affairs for Hormel Foods Corporation in April, 2015. In this capacity, he oversaw all state and federal legislative affairs as well as regulatory affairs and packaging design for the company. He was with Hormel for 34 years, advancing through his career in sales and marketing roles. Swedberg has served and held leadership roles with several agricultural and community-focused boards, including: Farm Foundation Board, Round Table Fellow, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Agri-Growth Council, Advisory Leadership Circle for the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Zoo, and Austin YMCA Board of Directors. An Iowa native, Swedberg grew up on a cattle and grain farm. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa.