Hannah Ferguson

Jan 05, 2016  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee will be accepting applications from members for the 2017 Corn Board until 5 p.m. CST this Friday, January 8.  Through the Corn Board, members can become an integral part of the organization's leadership. Click here for the application, which provides complete information on requirements, responsibilities and deadlines.

"In my years on the Corn Board, I have enjoyed working with the talented, dedicated volunteers who step forward to lead this organization," said NCGA Chairman and Nominating Committee Chair Martin Barbre. "The willingness of farmers to step forward as volunteer leaders is crucial to NCGA's continued success. A true grassroots organization, NCGA relies upon farmers to volunteer for leadership, helping to shape policy and drive efforts. Serving on the Corn Board empowers farmers and allows them to play an active role in shaping their industry and our collective future."

The NCGA Corn Board represents the organization on all matters while directing both policy and supervising day-to-day operations.  Board members serve the organization in a variety of ways.  They represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokespeople for the NCGA and enhance the organization's public standing on all organizational and policy issues.

Nominated candidates will be introduced at the March 2016 Corn Congress meeting, held in conjunction with the Commodity Classic in New Orleans. Corn Board members will be elected at the July 2016 Corn Congress in Washington, and the new terms begin October 1.

For more information, growers may contact Kathy Baker at NCGA's St. Louis office at (636) 733-9004.