Keith Alverson, a sixth-generation farmer from Chester, has been re-elected to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board.
Alverson, 32, is vice president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) board of directors and previously served three years on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) board, including two years as vice president.
“Keith’s re-election shows that he made a strong impression among national delegates and members of the board during his one-year term. He is well-respected and has proven that he is a valuable leader,” said Lisa Richardson, executive director of the SDCGA and SDCUC. “Keith is young and intelligent, knows technology inside and out, and has good, common sense. He’ll continue to do an outstanding job of representing farmers in South Dakota and throughout the entire Corn Belt.”
Alverson, who has an agronomy degree from South Dakota State University, has been an active volunteer with the NCGA. He is a 2009 graduate of the association’s leadership academy and was on the NCGA Ethanol Committee for three years, serving as chairman and vice chairman. He and his wife, Kari, farm with his parents, uncle and aunt. They have a daughter, Kennedy, and a son, Connor.
Alverson will serve a three-year term on the national board. He was one of five people elected to the board Wednesday by delegates attending this week’s NCGA Corn Congress.
Board members represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokesmen for the NCGA and enhance the organization’s public standing on organizational and policy issues.