Corn Checkoff Seeks Farmers for Upcoming Board Elections

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 23, 2012) — Petitions are now available to Indiana corn farmers interested in serving on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) board of directors. ICMC is the state corn checkoff organization.

ICMC directors are responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient investment of corn checkoff funds in programs that strengthen Indiana’s corn industry. Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.

“We are looking for corn farmers who want to help us accomplish our mission of improving the viability of all Indiana corn farmers by responsibly investing our corn checkoff dollars in programs that are not only effective but also innovative,” said Mike Shuter, ICMC president and Madison County farmer. “Becoming an ICMC director is not only a great way to help shape the work we are doing as an organization, it is also a great opportunity to get more involved in our industry on both a state and national level.”

Farmers interested in running for a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 30, 2012. Farmers can receive a petition by downloading the forms below or by calling the ICMC office at 877-267-6444. Forms are also available at County Extension offices.

To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be a registered Indiana voter, be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the appropriate district. All farmers who submit a valid petition by the deadline will be listed as a candidate on the election ballot. Voting takes place at local Cooperative Extension Service county offices in August 2012.

Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term October 1, 2012. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.

This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 2, 5, and 8. There are also two At-Large seats up for election.

For more information about ICMC and the upcoming director elections, visit or call 877-267-6444.


The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.

This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.