The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council elected new leadership for the year at their spring board meeting. Leaders will begin their term on April 1. The council works to further research, producer education and corn promotion across the state.
The council elected Jason Rayner of Finley to serve as chairman. He and his family farm 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Rayner represents corn farmers in District 2, and has been a council member since 2015.
“The industry has grown so much, even during my time on the council. I am excited about the chance to continue to promote and educate, especially when it comes to ethanol, and be a part of the positive impact it is making on our community and state,” Rayner says.
Tysen Rosenau of Carrington will serve as vice chairman. He and his father operate a 6,000-acre corn, soybean and wheat farm. Rosenau represents corn farmers in District 4 and has been a council member since 2018.
“Being a part of the allocation of checkoff funds to support market development, research and education of corn and its uses allows me to be a better advocate for farmers statewide. I am honored to serve in this leadership role for the Council,” Rosenau says.
Terry Wehlander of DeLamere will serve as secretary-treasurer. Wehlander and his uncle farm 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans. He represents corn farmers in District 5 and has been a council member since 2015.
“I am proud of the work the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is doing for checkoff-paying corn farmers across the state, and I am looking forward to continuing to serve them in this leadership position,” Wehlander says.
Serving corn farmers
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council was created in 1991 and consists of seven members representing seven districts. The council oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education, and promotion of corn and corn products.
All leadership roles will be up for reelection at the spring 2022 board meeting of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council.