The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) recently elected Mark Gross, Bridgewater; president; Keith Alverson, Chester, vice-president; and Kurt Stiefvater, Salem, secretary treasurer of the organization.
Gross, a fourth-generation farmer, has served on the SDCGA board since 2007. He also is a member of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council's board of directors. He serves as vice-chairman of the South Dakota Value-Added Finance Authority Board, is past president of the Bridgewater Farmers Union Co-op and serves as a township clerk. He is a seed advisor for Golden Harvest Seeds and the owner of the Seed Mill in Bridgewater.
Alverson, a sixth-generation farmer, serves as a member of the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board and is past chairman of the NCGA's Ethanol Committee. He served three years on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council board of directors, including two years as vice president.
Stiefvater has served on the SDCGA board since January of 2005 and represents the SDCGA on the Ag United board. He also serves as Richland Township supervisor, and is chairman of the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Vo-Tec.