Anthony Bush of Mt. Gilead was re-elected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) board for a three-year term during Corn Congress.
Bush is a 4th generation grain farmer with years of experience working on behalf of corn and agriculture.
“I am honored to continue my service to this industry that is so important to my family and our country,” Bush said. “I have been blessed with two kids that wish to pursue careers in agriculture, and they are the driving force behind my service here at NCGA. It is their passion that inspires me to get involved and make a difference.”
During his three-year term, he will combine hands-on leadership experience that he has gained from his current and past leadership experiences. Bush serves as the NCGA finance committee chair and is a board member of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. Bush is also past chairman of the NCGA Public Policy Action Team.
Bush was elected during Corn Congress, a national policy meeting where farmer delegates of the respective corn state associations discuss grassroots policy. Corn Congress allows farmers to speak directly with representation in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. This year the major area of focus included: ethanol, public policy, production and stewardship, trade policy and biotechnology, research and business development, and grower services.
The NCGA Corn Board is 15 members board representing America’s corn industry charged with implementing the policies that guide the organization to best serve U.S. corn farmers. Board members represent the federation of state organizations, and acts as spokesmen to enhance the organization’s public standing.