Voting for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) annual election opened August 19 and runs through August 30, 2013 at county Purdue Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state. All voters must visit the Cooperative Extension office to cast their vote.
The ICMC board manages state corn checkoff investments and determines promotional, educational and research activities that can strengthen Indiana’s corn industry.
According to the Indiana Corn Market Development Law, those who vote in the election of directors to the ICMC Board must be an Indiana producer which is defined as any person engaged in the business of producing and marketing corn in Indiana under the producer’s own name or the name of an entity in which the producer has ownership.
The state is divided into nine districts with one director representing each of the districts and six At-Large seats representing the entire state of Indiana. This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 1 and 7, as well as two At-Large seats.
District 1: John Whaley of Brook, Ind. is running for re-election. District 1 counties include Benton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, and White.
District 7: Dennis Whitsitt, Huntingburg, Ind. is running for re-election. District 7 counties include Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
At-Large seats: Ronnie Mohr of Greenfield, Ind. and Michael Nichols of Rockport, Ind. are running for re-election. The At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.
Newly-elected directors for districts 1, and 7 and the at-large seats will serve three-year terms beginning October 1, 2013. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.
For more information about this year’s elections, contact Governance Manager, Dana Finlan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.614.0118.