Dennis Maple, of Greentown, Ind., 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.
Maple grows corn, soybeans, and wheat, in addition to raising hogs on his farm in Indiana.
On the national level, Maple serves as the board liaison to the Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team and on the Governance Committee. He also serves as the association’s alternate liaison to the National Pork Producers Council. Previously, he served as vice chair of the Engaging Members Committee.
Prior to joining the Corn Board, he chaired NCGA’s Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team and served as the National Agricultural Genotyping Center’s Chair of Finance.
On the state level, Maple is a past president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. He also serves on the Purdue Phenotyping Research Advisory Board for the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center.
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.