IWLA Welcomes New Agriculture Program Director

Duane Hovorka
Duane Hovorka joined the IWLA staff this week as our Agriculture Program director. As the League’s leader on agriculture issues, he will advocate for policies that conserve wetlands and other natural resources and promote sustainable agriculture. This position is also focused on broadening and diversifying the community of grassroots advocates supporting the League’s policy priorities.

Hovorka has extensive experience in natural resource policy at the federal, state, and local levels. He consulted for wildlife and progressive farm organizations and served as Farm Bill outreach coordinator for National Wildlife Federation. Most recently, he served as executive director of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, leading the organization's work to protect Nebraska’s rivers, promote clean energy solutions, and support policies that improve fish and wildlife habitat on farms and ranches. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska.

"I am thrilled to be working for the Izaak Walton League,” Hovorka says. “It is a terrific organization with a long track record of leadership and success in agricultural policy."