Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board
Kenneth Hartman, Waterloo, Illinois farmer and former President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, was re-elected to the National Corn Growers Association Board for an additional three-year term yesterday during the first ever virtual meeting of the NCGA delegate body.
Hartman is a fifth-generation farmer that currently grows corn, soybeans, and wheat with his wife, daughters, and mother. He has previous experience raising registered holsteins and growing specialty crops like tofu soybeans and white corn. In his position on the NCGA Board of Directors, he will represent corn farmers all over the United States.
“I believe the future of agriculture is positive. Working together, we can make innovative, new ideas a reality and accomplish so much for future generations of farmers. I am invested in building an agriculture industry with room for my children and yours to flourish and prosper,” said Hartman.
“Kenny has been a great representative for corn farmers on the National Corn Board,” said Bill Leigh, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. “We were happy to support him in his reelection campaign and proud of his success. He is a consistent advocate for new demand opportunities – including innovative ethanol policies and new uses of corn – that will benefit corn farmers in this long downturn in the ag economy.”
Also elected yesterday to the National Corn Growers Association Board of Directors were Jed Bower of Ohio and Brian Thalmann of Minnesota. Reelected yesterday were Hartman, Brandon Hunnicutt of Nebraska, and Gary Porter of Missouri. NCGA delegates also confirmed the nomination of Chris Edgington of Iowa as the FY21 First Vice President-Elect.
All will be seated on the board on October 1, 2020.