Troy Schneider of Cope, Colorado, 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.
Schneider is a farmer in east-central Colorado. Along with his parents and his wife, Kristen, and son, Allen, he operates nearly 4,000 acres with row crops including irrigated corn and alfalfa as well as dryland wheat, corn and hay millet. In addition to row crops, the Schneider family operates a cow-calf operation. He also has two sons in college at West Texas A&M: Tyler, who is pursuing a degree in plant science, and Tyson, who is pursuing a degree in agriculture business.
At the national level, Schneider served on the Market Development Action Team, serving as chair for two of his four years. He is also a former member of NCGA’s Corn Sustainability Advisory group.
At the state level, Schneider is a past president of the Colorado Corn Promotion Council.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 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.