ICPB to Hold Director Elections Today for USDA Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 & 7

Since 1978, Iowa corn farmers have elected their peers to serve on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff program.   

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) will hold elections in crop reporting districts 1, 3, 6 and 7. 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, 6 and 7 can vote during business hours at their local county ISU Extension office for representation on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

WHO: 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. Producers unable to visit the local ISU extension office on July 11 can vote by absentee ballot.

WHEN: Today, July 11, 2023, at local ISU extension offices. The results of the election are announced publicly on July 14. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to the Iowa Corn office no later than July 11.

The current candidates are as follows: 

USDA Crop Reporting District 1 

  • Joshua Haack, O’Brien County  
  • Chad Harms, Dickinson County  

USDA Crop Reporting District 3   

  • Caleb Hamer, Black Hawk County    
  • Jason Orr, Buchanan County 

USDA Crop Reporting District 6  

  • Mikayla Colehour, Jones County   
  • Kyle Stahle, Johnson County  

USDA Crop Reporting District 7  

  • Darin Proffit, Page County   
  • Jeff Thomsen, Cass County   

For more information visit our website at www.iowacorn.org.

For More Information:

Rachel Zumbach, Public Relations Manager, rzumbach@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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