Indiana Students Encouraged to Participate in Ag Day Video Contest
The competition is divided into two categories: 6th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades. The entry deadline is Feb. 27, 2017. Entries will be judged on how well the video conveys the theme; the video’s ability to gain attention and make a lasting impression; overall quality, including characteristics such as creativity, uniqueness, accuracy, persuasiveness, clarity, and visual and audio production; and popular vote.
A first, second and third prize will be awarded in each category. First place receives a GoPro Hero+ video camera. Second place wins $150, while third place will receive $50. All winners will be invited to attend a special recognition ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on March 21 in celebration of National Ag Day.
Hoosier Farmers Host Legislators at 2017 Annual Corn & Soy Breakfast
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Indiana corn and soybean farmers are headed to the Indiana Statehouse on Feb. 14 to visit with their legislators about the importance of additional funding for rural roads and bridges.
The annual Corn and Soybean Breakfast hosted by Indiana Corn Growers Association & Indiana Soybean Alliance provides farmers with the opportunity to talk directly with their legislators about key issues facing their farming operations. Transportation infrastructure funding is a top priority for Indiana corn and soybean farmers during the 2017 Indiana General Assembly.
A 2016 study completed by the IU Public Policy Institute and funded by Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council found that repairing and replacing rural Indiana’s functionally obsolete or structurally-deficient roads and bridges over a 20-year period would cost more than $6 billion.
Additional support for the breakfast is provided by Dow AgroSciences, Farm Credit Mid-America, Beck’s, ADM, and the Indiana Dairy Producers.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 950 dues-paying members. For more information, visit www.indianasoybean.com.
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. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana soybean or corn checkoff dollars.
2017 Officer Team Elected for Indiana Corn Marketing Council
- Joshua Miller from Madison County and David Ring from Dubois County were elected to serve as at-large directors representing the entire state of Indiana.
- Natasha Cox from Benton County was elected to represent District 1, which includes Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Jasper, White, Benton, and Newton counties.
- Paul Hodgen from Putnam County was elected to represent District 4, which includes Warren, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Putnam, Owen, Clay, Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain counties.
- James (JR) Roesner from Dubois County was elected to represent District 7, which includes Sullivan, Greene, Daviess, Martin, Knox, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Warrick, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Posey counties.
Indiana Corn and Soybean Seek Program Manager
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2017) – The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Public Affairs Program Manager. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Public Affairs and managing the communications and membership activities of Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the policy arm of Indiana Soybean Alliance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an equivalent of the following education and/or experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
- Minimum 3 years of experience and working knowledge directly related to duties and responsibilities.
ISA is a farmer-led board that is responsible for investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds for the state of Indiana. ICMC is a farmer-led board that is responsible for investing Indiana’s corn checkoff funds. ICGA is a farmer-led board that is responsible for representing Indiana corn farmers’ policy needs. Program areas include biofuels, livestock, new uses, communications, aquaculture, grain marketing, and production and environment. ISA, ICMC and ICGA are independent organizations led by separate boards but managed by a shared staff.
For more information or to apply submit letter of application and resume to:
Twelve Indiana Corn Growers Recognized in National Yield Contest
“NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is a way to recognize farmers for their success in growing corn and providing food for the world,” said Mike Nichols, farmer from Rockport, Ind. and Indiana Corn Growers Association president. “We’re proud to have Indiana corn farmers among the winners in this competition.”