Indiana Corn Growers Association Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 18, 2014) — In today’s world, many of the decisions affecting how our farms are managed are being made at the Statehouse, in Congress and by regulatory agencies. This makes the role Indiana Corn Growers Association plays even more critical for the state’s corn farmers.
To reflect the growing importance of staying connected to what is happening at a Congressional district level, the ICGA Board of Directors recently approved changing its districts to align with the nine Indiana congressional districts. The board is currently seeking farmer-members to become candidates to fill one seat from each of the new districts.
“Too many decisions about how we farm today are not being made behind the wheel of a tractor, but in offices hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away by people who may know very little about agriculture and the impacts their decisions have on our farms,” said Herb Ringel, ICGA president and farmer from Wabash, Ind. “Having representation from each congressional district across the state will help us be more effective when reaching out to our legislators about issues important to their constituents back home.”
To be eligible to run in the ICGA election, candidates must be an ICGA member in good standing; a producer of corn as an owner, manager or operator; a resident of the district they seek to represent; and current on their ICGA membership dues.
One farmer from each congressional district will be elected during ICGA’s annual meeting in December 2014.
“This is your opportunity to help shape the work ICGA does on your behalf,” said Ringel. “Is there current or proposed legislation out there that worries you? Does your representative – both at the state and federal level – know how their votes affect you and your ability to farm? This is your chance to take action on those concerns.”
For more information on the elections and to download an application, visit www.incorn.org/ICGAelections. Completed applications are due to ICGA on Friday, August 22, 2014.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide
This communication was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.