Kansas will have strong representation on national agriculture

leadership committees in the coming year as three Kansas corn leaders

have been selected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association

action teams, which offer an opportunity to gather direct member input

on issues that impact the corn industry.

Bob Timmons, Fredonia, was once again reappointed to the Research and

Business Development action team. Timmons was first appointed to this

committee in fall 2010, making this his fifth year on the committee.

Dennis McNinch, Utica, was selected to serve on the Ethanol Committee, making this his second NCGA term.

Ken McCauley, White Cloud, was appointed chair of the CornPac.

McCauley is a past president of NCGA and has served on CornPac for

several years.

The action teams and committees will have their first set of

meetings in St. Louis in December. Kansas Corn Growers Association

Director of Communications Sue Schulte said Timmons, McNinch and

McCauley each offer strong leadership on the national level.

NCGA members can apply to serve on an action team, with a fiscal year

beginning in October for each term. Action teams provide growers an

opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of the corn

industry and to become a part of the national agricultural leadership

community. Committees range from production and stewardship, research

and business development, public policy, grower services, ethanol

committee, trade policy, biotechnology and the national political action

committee.