Jed Bower

Bower elected NCGA vice president

The National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Corn Board has elected Jed Bower, of Washington Court House, Ohio, as the organization’s next first vice president for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2024. 

 “It is an honor to be elected to this role by my fellow board members,” Bower said. “With a new strategic plan in place, this is an exciting time to serve in a leadership role on the board. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, in partnership with grower leaders and staff from across our national and state partner organizations, to lead NCGA toward a future that I am confident will best serve U.S. corn growers”

Bower raises corn and soybeans with his wife Emily and children Ethan and Emma on their fifth-generation family farm. Bower is a current NCGA board member, who serves as board liaison to the organization’s Stewardship Action Team, Field to Market and the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture research. He also serves on the Governance Committee. 

Previously, Bower served as board liaison to National Pork Producers Council, the Waterways Council, Inc. and to the Member and Consumer Engagement and Production and Technology Access action teams. Prior to his election to the board, he served as vice chair of NCGA’s Market Development Action Team, a Sustainability Advisory Group member, and a Nominating Committee member. 

At the state level, Bower served as past president of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, and as a co-chair of Corn Vision 20/20.

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