Indiana Corn Growers Celebrate Trade Promotion Authority Passage
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 24, 2015) — Indiana Corn Growers Association President Herb Ringel, a farmer from Wabash, issued this statement following a U.S. Senate vote Wednesday sending Trade Promotion Authority legislation to President Obama’s desk.
“Today’s Senate vote is a big victory for Indiana corn farmers and the entire agricultural industry. Indiana farmers export over $410 million of corn each year. With greater market access, Hoosier farmers can do even more. Thank you to Senator Dan Coats for his leadership in our pursuit of greater trade power and his work in passing Trade Promotion Authority. We look forward to a quick signature by the President.”
To learn more about the Indiana Corn Growers Association or to become an ICGA member, visit www.incorn.org/icga. You can also keep up with them on Twitter @IN_Corn.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.
Still Time to Run for Indiana Corn Checkoff Board
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 5, 2015) — The Indiana Corn Marketing Council is still seeking applications for its 2015 board of directors election until Friday, June 26.
To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be a registered Indiana voter, be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the appropriate district. Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.
Farmers can receive a petition by downloading the forms at www.incorn.org/elections
or by calling the ICMC office at 317-644-2791. Forms are also available at all County Extension offices.
This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 2, 5, and 8. There are also two At-Large seats up for election.
- District 2: The counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Wabash, Miami, Cass, and Carroll.
- District 5: The counties of Howard, Grant, Clinton, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Rush, Decatur, Bartholomew, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan.
- District 8: The counties of Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, Crawford, Harrison, Perry, and Floyd.
- The two open At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.
For more information about ICMC and the upcoming director elections, visit www.incorn.org/elections
or call 800-735-0185.
Voting takes place at local Cooperative Extension Service county offices in August 2015. Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term Oct. 1, 2015. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.