LUBBOCK, Texas (September 28, 2018) – Five Texas farmers were recently chosen to serve in key advising positions for National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), bringing a Texan perspective to vital teams that guide programs carrying out the organization’s policies and priorities.

NCGA relies on a strong group of farmer leaders for the organization to thrive and serve its purpose as a nationwide representation of one of the largest agricultural segments of the United States. Today, the NCGA Corn Board announced the members and leaders of its action teams, committees, and working groups for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins next month.

“We’re thrilled to again have Texan farmers eager to serve at the national level through these action teams and committees,” Texas Corn Producers Board Chairman Robert Gordon said. “These servant leaders graciously offer their time and efforts away from their own farms to better the agricultural industry as a whole.”

The NCGA Corn Board selected five Texas farmers for various positions. The following producers were selected for NCGA Action Teams and Committees:

  • Lindsey Bowers of Inez, Texas
    Consumer Engagement Action Team & Resolutions Committee
  • Aaron Martinka of Buckholts, Texas
    Risk Management Action Team
  • Charles Ring of Sinton, Texas
    Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team
  • Wesley Spurlock of Stratford, Texas
    Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee
  • Chad Wetzel of Sherman, Texas
    Freedom to Operate Action Team

Ring will be leading the Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team as its chairman. He is a longtime member of the committee, having played an integral role in the Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence’s progress, which is currently managed within the action team.

Additionally, Spurlock, who is retiring from the NCGA Corn Board, will continue his leadership as the Co-Chairman for the 2019 Commodity Classic.

“We are fortunate to have leaders willing to step up and serve the corn growers on the local, state and national levels,” Texas Corn Producers Association President Joe Reed said. “We look forward to seeing where their leadership takes the industry over the next year.”

Access the complete list of NCGA action team and committee appointments HERE.

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