Farmers encouraged to vote in corn checkoff elections

     The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold elections in four crop reporting districts on July 18, including District 6, which includes Jones County.

     Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. The Board’s primary activities include domestic and foreign market development, research into new and value-added corn uses, and education about the corn industry.

     Farmers may vote at their local county ISU extension office for their representation on the ICPB for a 3-year term. Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year is eligible to vote in the election.

     Candidates in District 6 are Pete Brecht of Linn County and Daron Oberbroeckling of Scott County.



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