Applications to Run for Indiana Corn Growers Association Board Due July 30
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 3, 2015) — The challenges farmers face from legislative and regulatory actions continue to mount. This makes the role Indiana Corn Growers Association plays even more important for the state's corn farmers.
The board is currently seeking farmer-members to become candidates to fill seats in three of its districts. ICGA's districts match the nine Congressional districts across the state. This year, elections will take place in Districts 3, 6 and 9.
"This is an opportunity for our members to become more active in our organization and help shape the work ICGA does on their behalf," said Herb Ringel, ICGA president. "Too many decisions about how we farm today are made in offices hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away from a farm field by people who may know very little about agriculture and the impacts their decisions have on our livelihood. This is why we need farmers to step up and be voices for our way of life."
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.
Elections will be held during ICGA's annual meeting in December 2015.
For more information on the elections and to download an application, visit www.incorn.org/ICGAelections. Completed applications are due to ICGA on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
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 communications was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.