Corn Farmers Encouraged to vote in ICMC Election August 14-18
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 11, 2017) — Four Indiana corn farmers are running for Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s board of directors. The ICMC election takes place Aug. 14-18 at county Purdue Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state.
The ICMC board manages state corn checkoff investments and determines promotional, educational and research activities that can strengthen Indiana’s corn industry. Voting is open to Indiana corn producers, which are defined as: Any person engaged in the business of producing and marketing corn in Indiana under the producer’s own name or the name of an entity in which the producer has ownership.
The state is divided into nine districts with one director representing each of the districts and six At-Large seats representing the entire state of Indiana.
This year’s ICMC election will take place in District 3, and there are also two At-large seats up for election. Below are the candidates running in this year’s election. The two At-Large seats are contested, while District 3 is uncontested.
- District 3: Jacob Walker, DeKalb County
- At Large: Mike Buis, Morgan County
- At Large: Denny Maple, Howard County
- At Large: Tim Gauck, Decatur County
District 3 counties include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley. The two At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.
Walk-in voting will take place at county extension offices Aug. 14-18, 2017.
Newly-elected directors for District 3 and the At-Large seats will serve three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2017. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.
For more information about the election process, visit www.incorn.org/elections or call Hannah Vorsilak at 1-317-644-2791.
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 producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.