The Iowa Promotion Board (ICPB) is composed of 17 corn growers, elected by their peers, who direct funds collected through the Iowa corn checkoff program.
The checkoff was established by grower referendum in 1977 and has been a model for other programs in 18 states. The checkoff program collects 1 cent per bushel and is refundable.
The ICPB and the growers it represents are actively working to create an economic climate in which the Iowa corn industry will flourish through research, market development and education.
The Iowa Corn Growers Association brings growers together to proactively manage issues that advance the Iowa corn industry. The ICGA's lobbying and legislative efforts are financed through membership dollars. They target everyday issues that directly affect the corn growers livelihood.
The association and its elected board of directors from each crop reporting district, represent nearly 7,000 members and work to build relationships with business and industry. Through all these efforts, the ICGA is advancing the Iowa corn industry by providing corn growers with a voice in Iowa, Washington, D.C., and around the world.