INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana corn farmers interested in directing how the state's corn checkoff dollars are invested are encouraged to run for election to the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) board of directors.
ICMC directors are responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient investment of corn checkoff funds in programs that strengthen Indiana's corn industry. Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.
Farmers interested in running for a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 30. Farmers can receive a petition by calling the ICMC office at 1-877-267-6444, by contacting their local Cooperative Extension Service office, or by downloading the form from www.incorn.org.
To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be a registered Indiana voter, be at least 18, and reside in the appropriate district. All farmers who submit a valid petition by the deadline will be listed as a candidate on the election ballot. Voting takes place at local Cooperative Extension Service county offices in August.
Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term Oct. 1. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.
This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 1, 4, and 7. There are also two at-large seats up for election.
District 4 includes Clay County.
The at-large seats represent the entire state.
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
For more information, call Megan Kuhn, ICMC Communications Director, at 1-314-614-0337 or e-mail email@example.com.