The Indiana Corn Marketing Council is now seeking Indiana corn farmers to serve on their board. The ICMC board of directors oversee the investment of the state's checkoff funds.
"As an ICMC director, I've had the opportunity to influence the future of the Indiana corn industry through stewarding the state's checkoff funds," said Dennis Maple, ICMC President and farmer from Greentown, Ind. "For Indiana to remain a national leader in the corn industry, we must have grassroots leadership in our state and hear from our farmers."
This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 2, 5, and 8. There are also two at-large seats up for election:
• District 2: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Wabash, Miami, Cass, and Carroll counties
• District 5: Howard, Grant, Clinton, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Rush, Decatur, Bartholomew, Shelby, Johnson, and Morgan counties
• District 8: Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, Crawford, Harrison, Perry, and Floyd counties
• At-Large seat represent the entire state of Indiana
To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must also be a registered Indiana voter, be at least 18 years of age, 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 of this year. Board members must be willing to participate in bard 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 26, 2015. Farmers can receive a petition by downloading the forms or by calling the ICMC office at 317-644-2791. Forms are also available at all County Extension offices.