About Kentucky Corn Growers Association.

As the advocacy arm of the corn industry, Kentucky Corn Growers Association is a grassroots organization that works to ensure a pro-corn business and policy environment. The organization empowers corn farmers to elevate their voice in the governmental process.

In Washington, D.C. and Frankfort, Kentucky Corn Growers Association is committed to protecting your right to farm and the many stakeholders in the corn industry.

The policy and program priorities for Kentucky Corn is set by the Board of Directors, who guide policy and program priorities of the National Corn Growers Association and advise the Kentucky Corn Promotion Council on project funding.

Kentucky Corn Growers Association is our state’s official state affiliate of the National Corn Growers Association.

Kentucky Corn Growers Association Leadership

The Kentucky Corn Growers Association Board of Directors is comprised of two elected grower members from six districts and one from four eligible regional associations. Also, three industry representatives and an extension representative complete this group of leaders.

President

Josh Lancaster
Webster County

Vice President

Micah Lester
Christian County

Secretary

Scott Ebelhar
Nelson County

Treasurer

Brandon Hunt
Christian County

Board of Directors

District 1 Representatives

Brandon Wilson, Carlisle Co.

Steve Weatherford, Hickman Co.

District 2 Representatives

Micah Lester, Christian Co.

Brandon Hunt, Christian Co.

District 3 Representatives

Josh Lancaster, Webster Co.

Bob McIndoo, Henderson Co.

District 4 Representatives

Scott Ebelhar, Nelson Co.

Brandon Robey, Logan Co.

District 5 Representatives

John Mahan, Bourbon Co.

Lee Welty, Boyle Co.

District 6 Representatives

Steven Bach, Bath Co.

Jonathan Gaskins, Pulaski Co.

Local Corn Grower Assn. Representatives

Redmond Greenwell, Union Co.

Terry Wimp, Lincoln Trail

Tyson Sanderfur, Green River

Alan Hubble, Pulaski Co.

Industry Representatives

Mike Chalfant, Bayer

Ronan Cummins, Agronomy One
John Danesi, Ky Expo Foundation

Extension Representative

Clint Hardy, Daviess Co.

Become a Member.

Whether ensuring ethanol gets a fair shake in the market, fighting for fair environmental regulations or shaping the next farm bill, Kentucky Corn Growers Association has a proven track record for influencing policy and representing corn farmers’ best interests.

To join, contact Adam Andrews at 502-974-1121 or

Membership Benefits.

“Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

In this modern society, farmers can no longer expect an understanding of their practices. We have to band together in an organized and strategic fashion. Membership matters.

Perhaps the most important factor of being a member of Kentucky Growers Association is your involvement in advocacy efforts. KyCGA gives you a voice on the Hill and your seat at the table. We keep you informed on key issues through communication pieces that effectively communicate the priorities of our farmers.

To become a Kentucky Corn Growers Association member, you can select from the following membership levels:

$45

One-year membership

$75

Three-year membership

$350

Lifetime membership

Association Health Insurance

Exclusive offer with the Kentucky Corn Growers Association bona fide association program.

Student Scholarships

Member families are also eligible to apply for one of several college scholarships.

NCGA Member Benefits

All Kentucky Corn Growers Association members automatically become National Corn Growers Association members and have access to their robust portfolio of member benefits.

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

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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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