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Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Iowa Corn Checkoff Director Elections on July 13 

June 8, 2021

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) will hold elections in crop reporting districts 4, 8, and 9. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the Board of Directors of ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff program. The board’s primary priorities and responsibilities include domestic and foreign market development, research of new and value-added corn uses, and education on corn and the farmers who grow it.

WHERE: Farmers in crop reporting districts 4, 8 and 9 can vote during business hours at their local county ISU Extension office for representation on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board for a 3-year term. Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year is eligible to vote in the election.

WHEN: July 13, 2021 or request an absentee ballot. Farmers unable to visit the extension office on July 13 may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available by request until June 21 by contacting the Iowa Corn office at 515-225-9242 or by filling out this form. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to the Iowa Corn office no later than July 13.

Results of the election are announced publicly July 16.

Current candidates are as follows:  

USDA Crop Reporting District 4

  •       Jerod Johnson, Shelby County 
  •       Ryan Steffensen, Guthrie County

USDA Crop Reporting District 8

  •       Jerod Flaherty, Clarke County 
  •       Rob Vos, Marion County   

USDA Crop Reporting District 9

  •       Stan Nelson, Des Moines County  
  •       David Vandenberg, Lee County 


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