About Kentucky Corn Growers Association.

We are Farmer-Led. This grassroots organization, founded in 1982, represents the interests of more than 6,000 corn farmers throughout Kentucky by:

Supporting more corn demand

Discovering new markets & uses

Helping farmers navigate change

Implementing effective advocacy

Our Purpose

To protect and grow corn markets.

To shape a supportive business environment for Kentucky corn farmers to help them succeed.

What does it mean to be “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. 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.

Markets we serve.

Poultry & Livestock Feed

Corn farmers and poultry and livestock producers enjoy a mutually beneficial and synergistic relationship. Poultry and livestock producers rely on the corn industry as a top source of high-quality, nutritional feed, and corn growers depend on the poultry and livestock sector as its number one customer.

Ethanol

Ethanol remains our largest market, nationally, for the growing corn supply, and it is a major demand segment for Kentucky-grown corn. This clean burning fuel supports cleaner air, creates American jobs and is safe to use. Kentucky Corn ensures this market remains strong for both growers and consumers.

Bourbon & Distilled Spirits

Each year, Kentucky’s bourbon and alcohol distillers utilize between 15 and 20 million bushels of corn. Bourbon provides Kentucky Corn the opportunity to share about corn farming and sustainability.

Trade

With the productivity of U.S. agriculture growing faster than domestic demand, U.S. farmers and agricultural firms rely heavily on export markets to sustain prices and revenues. And while most of the corn produced in Kentucky stays in the state, exports are still a critical factor in the economic success of Kentucky’s corn farmers.

Staff.

Executive Director

Laura Knoth

laura@kycorn.org

Program Director

Adam Andrews

adam@kycorn.org

Contact information

Toll-Free Phone: 800-326-0906

Mailing Address

PO Box 90
Eastwood, KY 40018

Please contact a staff member for shipping information.

Our Partners.

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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