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
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