Bob Hemesath of Decorah, Iowa, serves as a member of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
Hemesath raises 3,000 acres of corn and runs a 40,000-head hog wean-to-finish and feeder-to-finish along with his brother, nephew, and, in busy seasons, his father in Iowa.
Hemesath serves as Corn Board Liaison to the Ethanol Action Team and on the Finance committee.
Previously, he chaired the Governance Committee and served as Corn Board liaison to the National Pork Producers Council on the national level.
Hemesath also has served as chair of the Market Development Action Team, Feed, Food and Industrial Action Team and the Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team. He has served as chairman of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and as secretary of the County Extension Council at the state level.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents nearly 40,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 50 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.