How does the corn checkoff support individual farmers?
Success for corn farmers in today’s market takes more than just a good harvest. Increasing demand for corn is an essential part of the equation. The corn checkoff helps facilitate market growth and creation by funding and directing marketing, research and commercialization programs. By building demand, the corn checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for Indiana corn farmers.
The Indiana corn checkoff’s purpose is to fund research, promotion and educational programs that enhance corn production and use and distribute industry information through the following program areas:
- Infrastructure and Transportation
- Grain Handling and Processing
- New Use
- On-Farm Network
- Production Research
- Water Quality
- Risk Management
- Public Affairs
What’s the difference between ICMC (checkoff organization) and ICGA (membership and policy organization)?
ICGA, the corn membership and policy organization, is committed to representing Indiana farmers on critical policy and regulatory issues affecting the corn industry. Even though policy actions are educationally supported by the corn checkoff, these funds cannot be used to fund policy programs. Therefore, membership dollars are collected through active members of ICGA to fund policy work. Become a member of ICGA now and let your voice be heard.