Applications to Run for Indiana Corn Growers Association Board Due July 30
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 20, 2016) — Rural infrastructure, the Renewable Fuel Standard and GMO labeling are a few of the policy issues facing Indiana corn farmers. As critical agricultural issues like these continue to surface, Indiana Corn Growers Association encourages farmer-members to apply for the board. The ICGA board advocates for Indiana corn farmers on the local, state and federal levels.
ICGA’s districts match the nine Congressional districts across the state. The board of directors is currently looking to fill seats in three of its districts. This year, elections take place in Districts 2, 5 and 8.
“Through serving on the ICGA board, farmers have the opportunity to work together to talk with the key decision-makers who influence policy issues that impact daily life on Indiana farms,” said Mike Nichols, ICGA president. “Decisions that affect our work are often made by those who know little about agriculture and do not understand how laws and policies can directly impact Indiana farmers. We need to join together as corn farmers, share our stories and help our elected officials and policymakers understand the role we play in the livelihood of our communities, state and country.”
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 November 2016.
For more information on the elections and to download an application, visit www.incorn.org/ICGAelections. Completed applications are due to ICGA on July 30, 2016.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of nine farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the 600 ICGA members statewide.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.