Leigh elected to NCGA Corn Board

Jul 27, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn congratulates past IL Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh of Minonk on his election to the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Corn Board. Elections took place, last week during NCGA’s Corn Congress in Washington D.C. Leigh will begin his term on Oct. 1, alongside new board members Troy Schneider of Colorado, Kelly Nieuwenhuis of Iowa and current board member Jed Bower of Ohio. All four candidates were elected to three-year terms.


“I would like to thank everyone for this opportunity to represent American corn farmers,” said Leigh. “My goal is to implement policies that will aid in the sustainability of corn production, corn uses, and hopefully the profitability of American farmers.”


Leigh is a sixth-generation farmer and served for six years as an Illinois Corn Growers Association board member. Leigh is serving his second year as chair of NCGA’s Risk Management and Transportation Action Team. He was also recently elected to the IL Corn Marketing Board and will begin his term this August. 


“Bill’s leadership as former ICGA President and his involvement at the national level does not go without notice in our industry,” said IL Corn Growers Association President Matt Rush. “We are proud to have Bill representing corn farmers throughout the country and are excited to see his involvement at this level.”


The NCGA Corn Board represents the organization on all matters while directing both policy and supervising day-to-day operations. Board members represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokesmen for the NCGA and enhance the organization’s public standing on all organizational and policy issues.