by | Jun 21, 2021

Corn Growers Work to Elevate the Image of America’s Crop

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The nation’s corn growers blanketed the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport earlier this summer to elevate the image of America’s top crop and the farmers who grow it. The campaign was organized as a response to the growing negative view of corn’s impact on the environment.

Featuring the farmers’ hands, the campaign’s platform is built around the following message:

These hands represent something much more powerful than one person alone. They embody an ideal. A proud and chosen profession, inspired through generations. One of unrivaled passion, loyalty and sound moral fiber.

Where calloused flesh tells unsung stories of tireless and unforgiving labor. Driven by months of calculated decisions often reduced to mere hope come harvest. These are the hands of the American corn farmer.

Tested, resilient and committed to giving back as much as they are growing. Because farming in the 21st Century runs deeper than keeping feed stocked and food on the table. And corn growers across the country continue to answer the call.

Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with every bushel, while replenishing every increasingly precious resource. Like the reduction of soil erosion up. And maximizing seed genetics and planting technology to produce more CO2 scrubbing crop than ever. In a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get.

And there’s no greater resource than these. The capable hands of the American corn farmer.

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About KYCA

Who is KY Corn

Our vision is to sustainably feed and fuel a growing world.

KyCGA

Our organization empowers corn farmers to elevate their voice in the governmental process.

KY Corn Promotion Council

The Kentucky Corn Promotion Council collects and administers a .0025 checkoff, which is remitted on corn sold throughout Kentucky.

Annual Report

Review the latest Annual Report and explore highlights from 2023.

Checkoff at work

Overview

The Kentucky corn checkoff makes important market development, promotion, education, and research efforts possible.

Markets

We serve a variety of markets including, Ethanol, Bourbon & Distilled Spritis, Trade, and Livestock Feed to name a few.

Research

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Education

Kentucky Corn supports multiple programs about agriculture literacy and improving agriculture educations.

Sustainability

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Policy

Action Alerts

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Grassroots

For us, grassroots means that corn farmer members are the organization. Our organization is governed by a board of directors who are elected by farmer members.

Resources

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FAQs

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Programs

Read more about all programs offered

Corn farmer checkoff funds go to a variety of annual programming to ensure a strong and vibrant Kentucky agriculture industry and to strengthen the efforts of other organizations toward their missions to enhance the future of our industry.

Core Farmer Scholarship

The CORE Farmer Program is a two-year curriculum designed to deliver classroom-style instructional learning, expand participants’ peer network and gain perspectives from other business endeavors.

News & Resources

Blog, Press, Updates

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Corn Facts

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Agriculture Education

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Classroom Resources

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What we do.

Kentucky Corn strives to create a future for Kentucky corn farmers where they can operate successfully, grow demand and foster an understanding of corn farmers and the industry.

Become a member.

For us, grassroots means that corn farmer members are the organization. Our organization is governed by a board of directors of volunteer farmers who are elected by farmer members. Kentucky Corn Growers Association’s ability to influence policy decisions depends entirely on the strength of its membership.

By being a member, you make the Kentucky Corn Growers Association a stronger advocacy group.