Delegates attending the 2018 National Corn Congress re-elected Bruce Rohwer from O’Brien County to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Board for a three-year term. Rohwer will join NCGA Directors Chris Edgington of Mitchell County and Kevin Ross of Pottawatomie County on the Corn Board. Ross will serve as first vice president-elect for Fiscal Year 2019.
“NCGA is unique in that it brings together corn farmers from across the country to create a cohesive, unified voice in dealing with their shared issues,” said Rohwer. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Corn Board to offer my views but, more importantly, to assist the board in its efforts to guide NCGA as a positive force for our nation’s corn farmers.”
Rohwer, of Paullina, Iowa is past chair and president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and is the Corn Board liaison to the Risk Management Action Team. Rohwer operates a corn and soybean farm, along with his son and daughter, in addition to owning a drainage tillage business. Along with a neighbor, he also owns a sow farrow farrow-to-finish operation.
Bruce places a high priority on maintaining NCGA’s role as the leading advocate for the corn industry and bringing stakeholders together to find a strong voice advocating for issues such as trade, ethanol, and livestock exports as well as addressing consumer concerns. Rohwer said that corn farmers have several opportunities to be farmer-advocates.
“These “opportunities” to affect things from policy to economics, come to us as members of NCGA and it is incumbent upon each of us to do that advocacy for agriculture,” stated Rohwer.