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Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Iowa Corn Checkoff Director Elections on July 14 

July 8, 2020

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) will hold elections in crop reporting districts 1, 3, and 6. 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: Crop reporting districts 1, 3, and 6 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 14, 2020

The results of the election are announced publicly on July 17.
 

Current candidates are as follows:  

USDA Crop Reporting District 1:

  •       Chad Harms, Dickinson County 
  •       John Schott, Pocahontas County 

USDA Crop Reporting District 3:

  •       Jason Orr, Buchanan County 
  •       Derek Taylor, Winneshiek County   

USDA Crop Reporting District 6:

  •       Pete Brecht, Linn County  
  •       Daron Oberbroeckling, Scott County 

For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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