Corn Congress 2010 is currently underway as farmers from across the country meet in Washington D.C. to discuss policy and elect next year’s National Corn Growers Association Board. South Dakota will continue to be well represented as current South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Board Director and Wolsey, South Dakota farmer, Bill Chase was elected on Wednesday morning.
“It is the ultimate privilege to represent South Dakota’s family farmers on a national level,” said Chase. “Voicing our growers’ concerns is absolutely vital for the long-term success of agriculture in our state.”
Chase has been actively engaged in production agriculture for over 30 years and he operates a diversified farming enterprise with his wife, Kathy, and four sons. His family operation today consists of growing corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa and managing a cow/calf operation.
Over the years Bill has been active in several commodity and farm organizations. He was a director on the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) board, serving as the organization’s president from 2008-2010. He was instrumental in policy development on both a state and national level. Nationally, Bill served as chairman of the Production and Stewardship Action Team for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). He currently serves on the Public Policy Action Team for NCGA.
“Bill has always been passionate about agriculture and has a long resume of proven leadership in our state,” said South Dakota Corn Executive Director, Lisa Richardson. “His understanding of the legislative process and effectiveness in shaping farm policy from a producer standpoint will bode well for the industry on a local and national level.”