NCGA TEAMS

PRODUCTION & STEWARDSHIP ACTION TEAM

The Production and Stewardship Action Team focuses on environmental stewardship, transportation, and livestock issues, including grower education about conservation practices, environmental regulations, and our transportation infrastructure.

 

Don Glenn, Chairman

Brent Hostetler, Vice Chairman

Kevin Ross, Liaison

Jim Burg

Morris Heitman

Kirby Hettver

Gary Hudson

Jeff Jarboe

Carson Klosterman

Gail Lierer

Ronnie Mohr

Carl Sousek

Randy Woodruff

Theresa Sisung, State Staff

Charles Ring, AMCOE*

Max Starbuck, NCGA Staff

Ethan Mathews, NCGA Staff

Linda Kassoff, NCGA Staff

 

 

PUBLIC POLICY ACTION TEAM

The Public Policy Action Team is responsible for federal agriculture policy and regulation on farm and risk management programs, as well as rural economic development and tax policy. 

 

Jim Reed, Chairman

Steve Ebke, Vice Chairman

Lynn Chrisp, Liaison

Jed Bower

Reno Brueggeman

Ryan Buck

Mike Buis

Ken Hartman

Phil Hickman

Kyle Kirby

Randy Melvin

Joe Reed

Dean Taylor

Amanda De Jong, State Staff

Sam Willett, NCGA Staff

Sara Neagu, NCGA Staff

 

ETHANOL COMMITTEE

The Ethanol Committee advocates for and promotes increased use of domestic renewable energy. They lead efforts to expand consumer access to higher blends of ethanol, and educate consumers about the benefits of ethanol.

 

Jeff Sandborn, Chairman

Dennis Gengenbach, Vice Chairman

Keith Alverson, Liaison

Graham Adsit

Cal Dalton

Jerry Demmer

David Gottbrath

Paul Jeschke

Dennis McNinch

Jerry Mohr

Mark Recker

Jay Schutte

Dennis Vennekotter

Bradley Schad, State Staff

Paul Bertels, NCGA Staff

Beth Elliott, NCGA Staff

Sandra Wright, NCGA Staff

 

RESEARCH & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ACTION TEAM

The Research and Business Development Action Team works on research and innovation in corn processing, biorenewable products, and developing new uses for corn.

 

Tom Mueller, Chairman

Larry Hoffman, Vice Chairman

Bob Bowman, Liaison

Phillip Gordon

Paul Herringshaw

Dennis Maple

Bruce Rohwer

Greg Schneider

Scott Sperry

Roger Sy

Bob Timmons

Daniel Wesely

Chad Willis

Mark Sponsler, State Staff

Dr. Richard Vierling, NCGA Staff

Clint Raine, NCGA Staff

Sandra Wright, NCGA Staff

 

GROWER SERVICES ACTION TEAM

The Grower Services Action Team oversees membership and grower training programs in leadership, communications, and grassroots engagement.

 

Tom Haag, Chairman

Patty Mann, Vice Chairwoman

Kevin Skunes, Liaison

Debbie Borg

Jayne Dalton

Les Imboden

Larry Mason

Mike Moreland

Ted Mottaz

Gerald Mulder

Danny Nerud

Gianna Taylor

Roger Zylstra

Katie Glick, State Staff

Joe Hodes, NCGA Staff

Vickie Darland, NCGA Staff

 

TRADE POLICY & BIOTECHNOLOGY ACTION TEAM

The Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team works on such issues as making sure farmers have access to biotechnology, educating consumers about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and advocating for trade policies that give farmers greater access to world markets.

 

John Linder, Chairman

Don Duvall, Vice Chairman

Jim Zimmerman, Liaison

Mike Beard

Chris Edgington

Robert Gordon

Mark Gross

Robert Hemesath

Brandon Hunnicutt

Jon Miller

Scott Miller

Dwight Mork

Jim Raben

Jay Reiners

Patrick Pfingsten, State Staff

Don Duvall, USGC Representative

Chad Blindauer, APAC*

Leon Corzine, AC-21*

Bill Hoffman, ATAC*

Darrin Ihnen, AC-21

Nathan Fields, NCGA Staff

Zach Kinne, NCGA Staff

Maggie Fogerty, NCGA Staff

 

 

CORN PAC

CornPAC is NCGA’s political action committee. CornPAC promotes the public policy goals of corn farmers and the agricultural industry, and supports candidates for federal office.

 

Ken McCauley, At Large Appointment

Les Imboden, GSAT Appointment

Jon Holzfaster, Corn Board Appointment

Bill Christ, PPAT Appointment

TBD, State PAC Appointment

Garry Niemeyer, At Large Appointment

Kevin Hurst, At Large Appointment

Kent Kleinschmidt, At Large Appointment

Gene Baumgardner, At Large Appointment

Bruce Rohwer, Custodian of Records

Jon Doggett, Executive Director

Kendra Keller, Managing Director

Sara Neagu, Logistics

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Anthony Bush, Chairman

Lynn Chrisp

Rob Elliott

Kevin Ross

Kevin Skunes

Fred Stemme, NCGA Staff

 

ASSOCIATION RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Wesley Spurlock, Chairman

Martin Barbre

Don Elsbernd

Paul Taylor

Fred Stemme, NCGA Staff

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Martin Barbre, Chairman

Bill Leigh, Association Member

Keith Truckor, Checkoff Member

Steven Masat, Regular Member

Tim Wiersma, Regular Member

Kathy Baker, NCGA Staff

 

BYLAWS COMMITTEE

Bob Bowman, Chairman

Marty Amundson

Mike Clemens

Gerald Gauck

Grant Noland

Kathy Baker, NCGA Staff

 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

Kathy Baker, Corporate Secretary, NCGA Staff

 

COMMODITY CLASSIC COMMITTEE

Wesley Spurlock, (Co-chair Classic 2016)

Kevin Ross, (Co-Chair Classic 2017)

Paul Taylor, (Co-Chair Classic 2018) 

Fred Stemme, NCGA Staff

Ken Colombini, NCGA Staff

 

 

 

* Denotes non-voting participant