(Posted Wed. Jul 1st, 2015)
Second in a series profiling candidates for the 2016 Corn Board.
A dedicated leader who believes in giving back to the industry, Anthony Bush has already volunteered many years in the service of U.S. corn farmers. Now, he wishes to continue his service through a second term as a member of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.
“A leader has to be able to make a decision,” Bush said. “First, you must weigh all of the facts and listen to all of the sides, but you have to then make a decision. The decision may not always be popular, but a leader must stand behind it. I pride myself in being able to make the right decision at the time, stand behind it and follow through with the actions that need to be taken.”
As a member of NCGA’s Corn Board, Bush currently chairs the Finance Committee. Previously, he has served as board liaison to the Public Policy Action Team, which he has previously chaired. Bush also has served as vice president of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He is also a graduate of NCGA’s Advanced Leadership Academy, which is co-sponsored by Syngenta.
“During my time on the Corn Board, the largest challenge I have undertaken so far has been taking on the role of chairman of the Finance Committee,” Bush said of his recent service. “I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at other aspects of NCGA. When I ran for the board the last time, I knew this was something that I wanted to do because I had primarily been focused on crop insurance as chair of the Public Policy Action Team. I have enjoyed the challenge of learning about how money flows through our organization, making our fiscal policies better and making sure that future boards have a policy and plan in place for things that may come up.”
Bush farms 1,400 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat at the eastern edge of the Corn Belt in central Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Teresa, and four children.
The NCGA Corn Board election takes place at the July 15 Corn Congress session in Washington.
To listen to the audio interview, click here.