JOHNSTON, Iowa, June 21, 2017 -The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold elections in Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 on July 18, 2017. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. The Board's primary activities include domestic and foreign market development, research into new and value-added corn uses, and education about the corn industry.

Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 can vote at their local county ISU extension office for their representation on the ICPB for a 3-year term. Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year is eligible to vote in the election.

Producers unable to visit the extension office on July 18 may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available by request until June 26 by contacting the Iowa Corn office at 515-225-9242 or at iowacorn.org. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to the Iowa Corn Office no later than July 18. Results of the election will be made public on July 21. 

Candidates are as follows:

CROP REPORTING DISTRICT #1 - Counties: Buena Vista, Clay, Cherokee, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sioux
* Kelly Nieuwenhuis, O'Brien County
* John Schott, Pocahontas County

CROP REPORTING DISTRICT #3 - Counties: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek
* Greg Alber, Buchanan County
* Ryan Oberbroeckling, Clayton County  

CROP REPORTING DISTRICT #6 - Counties: Benton, Cedar, Clinton, Iowa, Jackson, Jones, Johnson, Linn, Muscatine and Scott
* Pete Brecht, Linn County
* Daron Oberbroeckling, Scott County

CROP REPORTING DISTRICT #9 - Counties: Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Louisa, Lee, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington
* Heath Greiner, Davis County
* Stan Nelson, Des Moines County

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.