Indiana Corn Checkoff Seeks Farmers for Upcoming 2015 Board Elections

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 12, 2015) — Indiana corn farmers seeking to serve on the ICMC board directors and oversee the investment of the state’s checkoff funds must submit petition forms by June 26, 2015.

“As an ICMC director, I’ve had the opportunity to influence the future of the Indiana corn industry through stewarding the state’s checkoff funds,” said Dennis Maple, ICMC President and farmer from Greentown, Ind.  “For Indiana to remain a national leader in the corn industry, we must have grassroots leadership in our state and hear from our farmers.”

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. All farmers who submit a valid petition by the deadline will be listed as a candidate on the election ballot. Voting takes place at local Cooperative Extension Service county offices in August 2015.  Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.

Farmers interested in running for a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 26, 2015. 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.

Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term October 1, 2015. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.

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. Click here to download the petition.
  • District 5: The counties of Howard, Grant, Clinton, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Rush, Decatur, Bartholomew, Shelby, Johnson, and Morgan. Click here to download the petition.
  • District 8: The counties of Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, Crawford, Harrison, Perry, and Floyd.  Click here to download the petition.
  • The two open At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana. Click here to download the petition.

For more information about ICMC and the upcoming director elections, visit www.incorn.org/elections or call 317-644-2791.

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Contact: Megan Kuhn, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, 317-614-0377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.