The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold director elections in Crop Reporting Districts 4, 5, 8, and 9 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. Voting will take place at their local county ISU extension office for their representation on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board for a 3-year term.
The Board’s primary priorities and responsibilities include domestic and foreign market development, research into new and value-added corn uses, and education on corn and the farmers who grow it.
Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017) is eligible to vote in the election. Results of the election will be made public on Monday, July 23.
Current candidates are as follows:
USDA Crop Reporting District #4 (Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Monona, Sac, Shelby, and Woodbury)
· Larry Buss, Harrison County
· Brandon Strutzenberg, Calhoun County
USDA Crop Reporting District #5 (Boone, Dallas, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, and Webster)
· Michael Fritch, Jasper County
· Rod Pierce, Boone County
USDA Crop Reporting District #8 (Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Union, Warren, and Wayne)
· Corwin Fee, Marion County
· Gary Petersohn, Ringgold County
USDA Crop Reporting District #9 (Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington)
· Paul Gieselman, Louisa County
· Stan Nelson, Des Moines County
Lisa Cassady, Iowa Corn, Public Relations Manager, email@example.com, 515-225-9242
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.