The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is comprised of 12 peer-elected farmers and two industry liaisons that serve as the collective voice for 7,500 corn farmer members, lobbying on agricultural issues at the state and federal level. Elections are held each year to select leadership and representatives from each of the nine crop reporting districts in the state.
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) is comprised of 12 peer-elected farmers and four ex officios who invest funds collected through the Iowa corn checkoff program, with a focus on market development, education and research. Elections are held each year to select leadership and representatives from each of the nine crop reporting districts in the state.
To be an eligible candidate you must produce and market at least 250 bushels of corn and must reside within the district. Note that there is no rule about the size of your operation or your previous experience. Iowa Corn needs growers of all types, women and men, young and old, big and small operations, because Iowa Corn represent ALL corn farmers in Iowa.
Those elected as ICGA Directors will continue to bring grassroots policy issues forward and be the collective voice for the nearly 7,500 corn farmer-members, lobbying on agricultural issues at the state and federal level.
April 11: Deadline for candidate names, district nominating committee forms and candidate bios are due to the Iowa Corn office.
Week of May 29: Mailing of ballots and biographies to ICGA membership.
July 11: Ballots must be postmarked on or before July 11.
Since 1978, Iowa corn farmers have elected their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. ICPB Directors will continue to promote a thriving Iowa corn industry through research into new and value-added corn uses, domestic and foreign market development and providing education about corn and corn products.
March 30 - Petitions will be available by request from the Iowa Corn office. Candidates who fill out petitions must also fill out the affidavit candidacy document.
April 11 - Deadline for candidate names, district nominating committee forms and candidate bios are due to the Iowa Corn office.
April 26 - All petitions for nominations are due to the Iowa Corn office by 4:30 pm.
May 24 - Absentee ballots available for mailing.
June 19 - Deadline for requesting absentee ballots.
July 11 - Elections held at local county extension offices. Absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before July 11.