The terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Board, will expire June 30, 2021, and Nebraska’s corn checkoff program is seeking candidates to petition for those districts. The open positions represent Districts 6, 7 and 8.
Petitions may be obtained by writing the Nebraska Corn Board (P.O. Box 95107, Lincoln, NE 68509-5107), by calling 800-632-6761 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Reiners serves as the at large director on the Nebraska Corn Board. After a four-year stint in Nebraska's Army National Gaurd, Jay was honorably discharged and returned back to the farm. He currently farms 2,100 acres where he grows field corn, seed corn and soybeans.
Jay is active in a variety of leadership roles. He is involved with the Adams-Webster Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. He previously served as chairman of the National Corn Growers' Market Access action team. He has also been involved with the Little Blue Natural Resource District as well as many church boards.
Andy Groskopf represents District 8 for the Nebraska Corn Baord. He farms irriagted corn and dry edible beans alongside his father, Lavern, and uncle, Larry.
Andy believes that utilizing corn checkoff dollars to fund market development, research, promotion and education activities are critical to advancing not only Nebraska farmers, but the state as a whole.
Additionally, Andy is a 2010 graduate of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy, the acting president of the Scottsbluff Farm Bureau and a member of the Scottsbluff FFA Alumni Chapter.
We are proud to have Andy as a representative of Nebraska Corn!
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Dave Merrell represents District 7 and has been with the Nebraska Corn Board since 2006. He has farmed for over 30 years near St. Edward located in Boone County, Nebraska. His family farm consists of 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans. Dave believes soil erosion and conservation are important and has adapted his operation to address these issues.
Dave has also served on other boards and councils on both the state and local levels. Locally, Dave has served as the chairman for the United Methodist Church Council and has also served on the Boone County 4-H Council. On the state level, he has been involved with the Nebraska Farm Bureau State Board and has been the chairman for the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Dave is a graduate of Nebraska’s LEAD XXIV (24) program and is now an alumnus.
Nebraska Corn thanks Dave for his service to the industry!...
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Ted Schrock serves as the District 6 director of the Nebraska Corn Board. He has been an active farmer and rancher in Phelps County on a farm that has been in his family for over a century. In 2008, Schrock Farms received AKSARBEN’s Pioneer Farm Award. Ted grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat and runs a cow-calf operation with his dad, Ed, brother, Tom, cousin, Trent, and his two uncles, Sam and Robin.
Ted is also active off the farm. He has served on the Phelps-Gosper County Farm Bureau, Phelps County Planning Commission, former Phelps County Republican chairman and former board member of the Great Plains Pheasants Forever. He is currently a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.
Ted, thank you for your service to Nebraska Corn!...