Still Time to Run for Indiana Corn Checkoff Board
INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2016) — The Indiana Corn Marketing Council is seeking applications for its 2016 board of directors election until Thursday, June 30.
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. Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.
Farmers can receive a petition by downloading the forms at www.incorn.org/elections. Forms are also available at all County Extension offices.
This year, ICMC has five seats open and up for election in Districts 1, 4, and 7. There are also two At-Large seats up for election.
- District 1: The counties of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Jasper, White, Benton, and Newton. Click here to download the form.
- District 4: The counties of Warren, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Putnam, Owen, Clay, Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain. Click here to download the form.
- District 7. The counties of Sullivan, Greene, Daviess, Martin, Knox, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Warrick, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Posey. Click here to download the form.
- The two open At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana. Click here to download the form.
Farmers interested in running for a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 30, 2016.
Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term October 1, 2016. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.
For more information about ICMC director elections, call Director of Education and Training, Hannah Vorsilak at the ICMC office at 317-644-2791.
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 farmer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.