Bob Hemesath

Corn Board Member   Decorah, Iowa

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 corn and runs a wean-to-finish hog operation along with his brother and, in busy seasons, his father in Iowa.


At the national level, Hemesath serves as Corn Board Liaison to the Risk Management and Transpotation Action Team and and the National Pork Producers Council. He also serves as president of Farmers for Free Trade.


Previously, he chaired the Governance Committee, served on the Finance Committee and served as Corn Board liaison to the Ethanol Action Team.


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.