Nominees sought for corn board

Hoosier farmers interested in directing Indiana corn checkoff investments can now sign up to run for election to the Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board of Directors. ICMC manages the state’s corn checkoff investments with the goal of supporting and growing Indiana’s corn industry. Five seats on ICMC’s board of directors are up for re-election in 2019.

Board members determine the promotional, educational and research activities funded by the corn checkoff. ICMC’s strategic plan focuses on market development, production research and farmer services. Priorities include ethanol, transportation infrastructure, production research, livestock promotion and international exports.

To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be age 18 or older, a registered Indiana voter and a resident in the appropriate district. All farmers who submit a valid petition by Sunday, June 30, will be listed as a candidate on the election ballot. Voting takes place at Purdue Cooperative Extension Service county offices in August.

One seat is open in southwestern Indiana District 7, which is composed of the counties of Sullivan, Greene, Daviess, Martin, Knox, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Warrick, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Posey. Two statewide, at-large seats also are open.

Farmers interested in seeking a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 30. Farmers can download any necessary forms at or by calling Chris Weldon at the ICMC office at 1-800-735-0195. Forms also are available at all Purdue Extension county offices.

Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term on Oct. 1. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years. For more information about Indiana Corn Marketing Council, visit

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