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Iowa farmer elected to be VP of NCGA

Photo courtesy of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

The National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board has elected Kevin Ross of Iowa to become the organization’s first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

“I am honored my fellow Corn Board volunteers placed their trust in me and granted me the distinct privilege of becoming a part of the organization’s leadership,” said Ross. “Today’s American corn farmers face an ever-changing landscape with numerous challenges, as well as opportunities, on the horizon. It is imperative that we work with our partners in government, in industry and in the public to grow markets at home and abroad. I sincerely look forward to working with our grower leadership to find innovative, impactful ways to grow the markets and the future for U.S. corn farmers.”

A sixth-generation family farmer, Kevin and his wife, Sara, grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and run a 140-head cow/calf operation. Growing corn almost exclusively using no-till methods, they hope to someday pass the farm on to their four young sons, Hudson, Axten, Carver and Hollis.

“NCGA has built a strong history of success over the years. The farmers who have stepped forward and volunteered to lead the organization have been the driving force behind these achievements. We, as a Corn Board, believe that Kevin will continue this fine tradition,” said NCGA President Kevin Skunes. “Our Corn Board appreciates the keen insight he brings to our discussions and the dedication he continually demonstrates to benefit all farmers. We are confident that he will continue working tirelessly on their behalf.”

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