(Posted Mon. Feb 9th, 2015)
Seven corn grower volunteers will compete for one of five seats on the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board in Fiscal Year 2016, the organization’s nominating committee announced. New board members will be elected by state delegates at the Corn Congress this July in Washington, and take office on Oct. 1.
“We’ve once again got a terrific slate of candidates for the Corn Board, seven growers who have distinguished themselves in leadership at the national and state level,” said NCGA Chairman Martin Barbre, who chairs the nominating committee. “Seeking leadership at this level requires a lot of commitment and time, and we know each of these candidates brings deep passion and extensive experience. They will lead NCGA with excellence.”
The seven candidates, in alphabetical order, are Keith Alverson, of Chester, South Dakota; Anthony Bush, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Gary Hudson, of Hindsboro, Illinois; Jim Reed, of Monticello, Illinois; Bruce Rohwer, of Paulina, Iowa; Jeff Sandborn, of Portland, Michigan; and Roger Zylstra, of Lynnville, Iowa.
More information about these candidates will be released in the Nominating Committee Report at the upcoming NCGA Corn Congress, which starts Feb. 26 at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.