Today, John Linder from Edison (Morrow County) Ohio assumed the role of president of the National Corn Growers Association.
Linder, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, run a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed in Central Ohio. In addition to traditional row crop farming, he also has livestock experience. Linder is a member of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program board of directors.
“I am honored my fellow Corn Board volunteers placed their trust in me and granted me the distinct privilege of becoming a part of the organization’s leadership,” said Linder. “Today’s American corn farmers face an ever-changing landscape with numerous challenges, as well as opportunities, on the horizon. It is imperative that we work with our partners in government, in industry and in the public to grow markets at home and abroad. I sincerely look forward to working with our grower leadership to find innovative, impactful ways to grow the markets and the future for U.S. corn farmers. My pledge to corn farmers across the United States is that there will be no stone left unturned in our efforts to create opportunities for our industry to recover and grow beyond the current situation.”
“John has been a tireless advocate representing corn farmers in Ohio and I am excited that he will continue to share his experience and expertise as he leads and advocates for corn growers across the country,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents nearly 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 50 affiliated state organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for corn growers.