Chip Bowling, a corn grower in Newburg, Md., serves as chairman of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington, DC.
Bowling is a third-generation farmer operating a 1,400-acre grain farm growing corn, soybean, wheat, barley and grain sorghum only an hour’s drive outside of Washington, D.C.
A graduate of NCGA’s first Advanced Leadership Academy class, Bowling currently chairs the Nominating Committee, serves as a member of the National Corn Growers Association Foundation and co-chairs the Agri-Industry Council Executive Committee. Additionally, he serves on NCGA’s Governance Committee, Resolutions Task Force and as its representative on Monsanto’s Grower Advisory Committee, the USDA Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee and as Vice Chair of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Board of Directors.
Previously, Bowling has served on the Association Relations Committee, as a delegate to the U.S. Grains Council and as representative to the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Advisory Board. He has also held positions on NCGA’s Finance Committee, the Mycotoxin Task Force and the CornPAC Committee.
Bowling has served at the state and local levels as a past president of the Maryland Grain Producers Association, as Farm Service Agency committee chairman, as a director for the Charles County Farm Bureau and on the Charles County Economic Development Board.