CCPC Congratulates Troy Schneider on election to Corn Board, Matt Mulch on Corn Advocate Award
[Centennial, CO — July 24, 2023]
Troy Schneider Elected to NCGA Corn Board
Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Corn Congress, which was held July 20 in Washington D.C., elected four farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board. Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2024 fiscal year, are new board members Troy Schneider of Colorado, Kelly Nieuwenhuis of Iowa and Bill Leigh of Illinois. Current board member Jed Bower of Ohio was re-elected. All four candidates were elected to three-year terms.
Schneider served several years on the CCPC Board, including as president. He has also served as the chair of the Market Development Action Team for NCGA. “It is an honor and a humbling experience to be elected to the NCGA Board. The three of us that were elected have huge shoes to fill, and I look forward to working with the team,” he said.
The NCGA Corn Board represents the organization on all matters while directing both policy and supervising day-to-day operations. Board members represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokesmen for the NCGA and enhance the organization’s public standing on all organizational and policy issues.
“This year’s Corn Board candidates brought impressive records of service to their fellow farmers,” said NCGA Nominating Committee Chairman Chris Edgington. “Their willingness to share their time and talent serves as a testament to the importance of the work we do. I look forward to watching how the insights, ideas, experiences, and perspectives each brings helps guide NCGA’s work to build a bright future for corn farmers across the country.”
Matt Mulch selected as Corn Advocate of the Year
CCPC’s Secretary Matt Mulch was selected as one of three NCGA Corn Advocates of the Year. This is the first year this award has been presented, and it was done at this year’s Corn Congress on July 20.
“I was very surprised to receive the award. I do really enjoy being a voice for the corn producers of Colorado, and hope that this could just be the beginning. I tried to do as much as I could this year to learn and am grateful for the opportunity,” said Matt Much.
Recipients were selected based on their participation in NCGA’s call to action alerts, participation in various leadership development opportunities, CornPAC membership and participation in fly-in/Hill engagement opportunities. The individuals were recommended by the NCGA Grassroots Team and voted on by the NCGA Corn Board.