Colorado Corn | January 13, 2020
Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association have appointed Nicholas Colglazier their new Executive Director. Colglazier succeeds Mark Sponsler, the organization’s CEO of thirteen years.
“After a thorough planning and search process, the boards are pleased to make today’s announcement said Troy Schneider, President of Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. “Nick has a strong understanding of agriculture, over a decade of experience in legislative, public policy, and strategic planning. His vision, when combined with his organizational management skills are the ideal qualities in a leader we were seeking. I am extremely excited to have Nick at the helm of Colorado Corn.”
“Nick’s strong policy background and passion for the issues impacting farmers will serve our organization and broader industry very well, said Dave Cure, President of Colorado Corn Growers Association. “I look forward to working with him in the year ahead for the benefit of Colorado’s corn growers.”
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to lead these two organizations with a common focus on strengthening the agricultural industry for the farmers of Colorado,” Colglazier said. “What lies ahead of us is a tremendous opportunity to make a difference for our industry. I am excited to start this decade in a role where we can help growers tackle the challenges.”
Colglazier recently served as the director of the Colorado Competitive Council (C3), an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
As director he worked to develop policy solutions that benefitted Colorado to ensure a business climate that kept the state competitive locally and globally. Prior to C3 he served as the director of public policy for state affairs at Colorado Farm Bureau where he advocated for agricultural and rural issues.
A fourth generation Coloradan, Colglazier farmed alongside his family in Holyoke. He developed a passion for policy after graduating from Colorado State University, where he studied soil and crop science and agricultural business management.
About: Established in 1979, Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is the voice and grassroot advocacy organization for corn producers in the state. CCGA is affiliated with the National Corn Growers Association, which has more than 40,000 dues-paying members nationwide.
Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) manages producer’s one-penny-per-bushel assessment from the sale of grain corn, collected by the state’s first handlers. These funds are invested in research, market development, consumer outreach and education to create opportunities for producers and enhance the value of corn.