The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is committed to sound public policy and has created a political action committee to assist these efforts. We believe that advocating for Ohio farmers is vitally important because elected policymakers, and future policymakers, need to know the importance of issues affecting modern agriculture. Dedicated and focused on issues directly impacting corn and small grain farmers, the OCWGA PAC financially supports candidates who promote core issues that are important to them.
Money for the OCWGA PAC comes from hundreds of farmer members annually, not from dues but voluntary contributions. Prior to support of any candidate, the OCWGA PAC Board of Director’s conduct a thorough review of each candidate’s position on issues of concern to corn and small grain producers. The OCWGA PAC Board is always mindful of its purpose: The OCWGA PAC is to provide the opportunity for individuals interested in the furtherance of Ohio’s corn and wheat growing community to support worthy candidates for elected office. We support elected officials who support us and the issues that are important to us:
● Trade Policy
● Water Quality Policy
● Ethanol Policy
● Infrastructure Policy
OCWGA PAC Board of Directors:
John Davis – Chair Ray Van Horn
Jon Miller – Vice Gail Lierer
John Hoffman Mark Drewes
Denny Vennekotter Patty Mann
Rachael Vonderhaar Gary Wilson
Transparency one of the key priorities of the OCWGA PAC. The PAC is widely recognized and respected for its non-partisan approach to achieving the policy objectives of Ohio’s corn and small grain growers by supporting lawmakers who work to implement OCWGA member priorities.
Note: Under Federal law it is illegal for the OCWGA PAC to accept corporate contributions. Contributions to the OCWGA PAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes and are NOT deductible for income tax purposes.