(Posted Thu. Jul 7th, 2016)
This article and podcast are the seventh in a series profiling candidates for the 2017 Corn Board.
A diligent, thoughtful leader, Steve Ebke dedicates his time and energy to the service of his fellow farmer. Now, he wishes to contribute at an even greater level as a member of the 2017 National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.
“I believe that NCGA is a well-respected leader and innovator in the industry. Working collectively, it brings farmers together to truly create and increase opportunities for all corn growers,” he said. “I hope, as a member of the Corn Board, to contribute to continuing this tradition while developing a new path forward toward future success.”
Ebke currently chairs NCGA’s Public Policy Action Team. Previously, he chaired the Production and Stewardship Action Team and served as a member of the Grower Services Action Team and the NCGA CornPAC.
“I believe that a leader must have a high regard for the organization and the membership he is elected to represent,” Ebke said. “I would certainly expect a National Corn Growers Association Corn Board member to be thoughtful, open-minded, prepared, engaged, committed and attentive to the matters that come before the Corn Board.”
Ebke, along with his wife Debby, farms corn, soybeans and winter wheat in southeastern Nebraska. A user of the the Field to Market Fieldprint Calculator, he has adopted a wide variety of conservation practices such as cover crops, variable rate seeding, no-till and strip-till.
To listen to the full interview with Ebke, click here.
The NCGA Corn Board election takes place at the July 20 Corn Congress session in Washington.