Petitions are still available for Indiana corn farmers interested in serving on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council board of directors. ICMC is the state corn checkoff organization that was set up under Indiana law a few years ago.
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.
The deadline for submitting petitions to the ICMC office is June 30, 2014. Petitions are available by downloading the forms or by calling ICMC office at 877-267-6444. Forms are also available at all County Extension offices.
To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must 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 offices in August 2014.
Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term by October 1, 2014, 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 3, 6, and 9. There are also two at-large seats up for election.
• District 3: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley
• District 6: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Union and Wayne
• District 9: Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Jerfferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott and Switzerland
• The two open at-large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.
For more information about ICMC, the upcoming director elections and to download a petition you can visit www.incorn.org.