FBL Financial Group, the West Des Moines, Ia., holding company that distributes annuities and mutual funds, announced last week that it has elected Craig Lang to chair its board of directors.

Lang, who is also president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, has served as a director of FBL's largest subsidiary, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, since 1992. Lang replaces Edward Wiederstein, who has chaired the FBL Financial Group board since 1995.

FBL Financial Group includes two subsidiaries, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company.

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