Wisconsin Corn Grower Association members elected Marquette County Corn Grower Zeb Zuehls and three incumbents to serve on their board of directors at the group's annual meeting in the Wisconsin Dells Feb. 1.
Zuehls farms 1,300 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa working in partnership with his parents and runs a custom farming business, offering planting, baling and harvesting services. The three incumbents re-elected to serve additional terms are corn growers Crystal Romanowski, Stanley; Steve Duwe, Johnson Creek; and industry representative Aaron Prestemon of Fond du Lac, an agronomist for Pioneer Seed who serves as an affiliate director.
During the annual meeting, WCGA also recognized outgoing director Jim Kruger of Westfield, for his nine years of service to the board. WCGA directors are eligible to serve up to three consecutive, three year terms.
The WCGA annual meeting was held in conjunction with the 2013 Corn/Soy Expo at the Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells. Corn/Soy Expo drew more than 1,400 growers and industry representatives for two days of educational and business meetings mixed with networking opportunities and family time. The program included key note addresses by Farm Broadcaster Orion Samuelson, Kansas State Ag Economist Barry Flinchbaugh, Agricultural Meteorologist Elwynn Taylor, General Wesley Clark and UW Marching Band Director Mike Leckrone. Educational sessions covered crop production, farm succession planning, grain storage, sustainability, weed pest and fertility management and slides from some of these presentations are posted online at wicorn.ncgapremium.com and www.cornsoyexpo.org.
WCGA is a membership organization that represents the interest of state corn growers in the growing and managing of corn grown both for on-farm feeding and commercial sale. WCGA works with other organizations in areas of mutual concern, including biotech issues, resistance management, pesticide issues, farmland taxation and valuation, conservation, and the environment. WCGA brings together corn growers to provide information and education at regional corn conferences and the annual Wisconsin Corn/Soy EXPO. As part of the National Corn Growers Association, WCGA represents corn grower interests nationally and internationally and also sponsors the annual corn yield contest.