Mount Gilead, Ohio, farmer Anthony Bush is one of five newly elected members to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) board, charged with implementing the policies that guide the organization to best serve U.S. corn farmers.
“I’m beyond proud to represent not only Ohio grain farmers, but farmers throughout the nation as NCGA works to strengthen our corn industry,” said Bush.
Board members work with growers to help create and increase opportunities for corn growers regarding corn ethanol, farm policy, production and stewardship, trade policy, biotechnology, research, business development and grower services. Board members represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokesmen for the NCGA.
Grower-leaders from 28 states elected the five new members who assume positions October 1 — the start of NCGA’s 2013 fiscal year.
Bush will serve a three-year term.
Bush currently chairs NCGA’s Public Policy Action Team and has previously served as member of this team for four years, familiarizing himself with both the process of working toward the implementation of a 2012 Farm Bill and the research and development necessary to approach impending legislation proactively. At the state level, Bush is currently the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association vice president. He and his wife, Teresa, farm corn, soybeans and wheat in central Ohio.