Egg Industry Center

Blair Van Zetten

Vice Chair

Blair Van Zetten

Blair Van Zetten is the President of Oskaloosa Food Products Corporation located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Oskaloosa Foods is an industry leader in dried, liquid and frozen egg products that serves both domestic and international markets. Van Zetten's start in the egg business was alongside his father who started the company in 1938. Returning to work alongside his dad at the operation in 1975, he took control of the company in 1980 upon his dad's passing.

During his career he has served on many industry-related boards including the American Egg Board and the Iowa Egg Council. He is a past-chair of the American Egg Board and the United Egg Association. He is a current board member of the United Egg Producers and serves as the treasurer of the board for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. As a founding member of the Egg Industry Center board, Van Zetten acted as its first Chair serving from 2008-2011. He remains an active and committed member of EIC to this day currently serving as its Vice Chair. Van Zetten was named Urner Barry's Egg Person of the Year in 2016 and was inducted to the Iowa Poultry Association Hall of Fame in 2019.

Van Zetten has served as the past president for the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce, the Oskaloosa Community Development Board and the Forest Cemetery Board. He is a past chair of the TruBank Board of Directors. He serves as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church and was named Oskaloosa Citizen of The Year. He and his wife have three sons.

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