Crumley Joins Ohio Corn & Wheat

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) welcomes Lucas P. Crumley as director of public policy and nutrient management. In this role Crumley will oversee legislative activities and will manage nutrient management issues for the organization.

“Advocating for good policy is a fundamental reason our organization exists,” said Tadd Nicholson, the executive director of OCWGA. “Luke brings with him a strong foundation and extensive government experience, a great network and a diverse set of experiences that will benefit Ohio Corn & Wheat. With nutrient management issues becoming more complex, we look forward to having Luke spearhead oversight of these issues.”

Prior to joining OCW, Crumley worked for two members of congress, advocating for local community initiatives, building coalition groups, and overseeing constituent services. He has been active in flood prevention and water management projects across central Ohio. From 2007 to 2011, Crumley served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying twice with the 22ndMarine Expeditionary Unit.

Crumley is active in the community, volunteering for and supporting several non-profits focused on veteran and healthcare issues.

A graduate of Otterbein University, Crumley has a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Political Science. In 2012, Crumley earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

He currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife Alyssa and daughter Lennon Grace.

About Ohio Corn & Wheat

Ohio Corn & Wheat works to create opportunities for long-term Ohio corn and small grain grower profitability and houses two checkoffs and one membership-based organization. The Ohio Corn Checkoff and Ohio Small Grains Checkoff work to develop and expand markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and wheat, respectively. The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is a membership organization advocating for supportive public policy on behalf of its farmer members.  For more information, visit