(Posted Tue. Jul 5th, 2016)
This article and podcast are the fifth in a series profiling candidates for the 2017 Corn Board.
Having gained valuable knowledge and experience during his years of service to the National Corn Growers Association, Don Glenn hopes to put the lessons he has learned to use. This desire to give back to the association which has played an important role in his life inspired Glenn to run for election to the Corn Board.
“I have had many people encourage me to run, and I have gained a lot of experience serving on action teams and task forces for NCGA,” he said. “It would seem like a shame not to put that good experience to work.”
Glenn’s desire to serve at this level stems from his commitment to giving back to the industry. As agriculture faces new challenges and people grow further removed from the farm, he looks forward to being part of NCGA’s ongoing effort to find new ways to tell the positive story of farming in America.
As a member of the Corn Board, he would place a high priority in seeing that all members are represented fairly and equitably while continuing efforts to raise the image of corn farmers. A strong believer in the innate values of today’s U.S. farmer, he would strongly support increased work to inform the public of the many things U.S. agriculture does for the good of both the public and the environment.
“A good leader has to listen, and he has to work well with others,” he explained. “A good leader needs to be considerate of other people and of their opinions.”
Glenn operates a fourth generation family farm, along with his brother, Brian, in northern Alabama. Together, they grow corn, soybeans, wheat and canola using cutting edge technologies and practices that help maximize yield while protecting the environment.
Glenn has chaired both the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team and the Mycotoxin Task Force in addition to having served on the Ethanol Committee. At the state level, he previously served as president of the Alabama Soybean and Corn Association and as a director of the Alabama Soy Producers.
To listen to the full interview with Glenn, click here.
The NCGA Corn Board election takes place during Corn Congress on July 20 in Washington.