South Dakota Well Represented on National Corn Committees

Six South Dakota Corn board directors will represent growers through various National Corn Grower Association committees and action teams. The new committees start on October 1 of this year.

Those board directors include:

Jim Burg, Wesington Springs, SD: Production and Stewardship Action Team

Walt Bones, Chancellor, SD: Public Policy Action Team

Keith Alverson, Chester, SD: Ethanol Committee-Chairman

Chad Blindaur, Mitchell, SD: Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team-Chairman

Bill Chase, Wolsey, SD: BNSF Railway Ag Business Council, Association Relations Committee-Chairman

Darrin Ihnen, Hurley, SD: Association Relations Committee, Monsanto Grower Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee-Ch airman, AIC Executive Committee-Co-Chair

“The action teams and committees are an important part of what makes our association a respected leader in the industry and a powerful voice in Washington,” said incoming NCGA President Bart Schott, a farmer from Kulm, N.D. “It was inspiring to see so many farmers with passion and dedication who were interested in sacrificing time for these volunteer assignments.”

“Our directors share a common passion in improving conditions for all growers in our state and understand how important their voice can be on national and international levels,” said South Dakota Corn Executive Director, Lisa Richardson. “These committees can be time very time consuming with travel and phone calls, but our directors consider these appointments as opportunities rather than commitments.”

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