Corn Congress elects five to NCGA Corn Board
At their first session of the July Corn Congress, delegates from state corn associations and checkoff organizations elected five members to the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board. They also ratified Bart Schott of North Dakota as the association's first vice president for the 2010 fiscal year.
"It is gratifying to see so much interest in serving in our association's leadership," said NCGA President Bob Dickey. "It says a lot about their faith in NCGA and their own dedication to serving the interests of their fellow growers.
We've got a lot of work to do and all the growers here have shown a lot of enthusiasm for moving our agenda forward."
Elected to the Corn Board for terms beginning Oct. 1, were:
Guy Davenport of Creswell, N.C. Davenport and his family operate a 4,000-acre farm in northeastern North Carolina. He is a former director of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina.
Clark Gerstacker of Midland, Mich. Gerstacker also serves as president of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and is a board member of the Michigan Corn Growers Association. He and his brother farm on a 116-year-old family farm.
Mike Geske of Matthews, Mo. Geske and his son currently farm 2,100 acres and he is president of the Missouri Corn Growers Association and chairman of NCGA's Public Policy Action Team.
Pam Johnson of Floyd, Iowa. Johnson is a director and former chairwoman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. She also is chair of the NCGA's Research and Business Development Action Team and farms a 1,200-acre operation with her family.
Mark Schwiebert of Hamler, Ohio. Schwiebert is a board member of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program and former president of his state's corn association. He is part of a partnership farming 2,400 acres.