Chris Edgington, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, serves as a member of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.
Edgington raises corn and soybeans along with his dad, brother and son. Chris and his wife, Vanessa, have two children, Alex and Elizabeth. In addition to his row crop operation, he gains insight into livestock through a small business run by his son. He holds a bachelors of science degree in animal science from Iowa State University.
On the national level, Edgington serves as the board liaison to the Freedom to Operate Action Team and on the Governance Committee. He also represents the Corn Board on the Syngenta Advisory Council for Enogen and holds the board appointment to the CornPAC.
A past chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and co-chair of Corn Vision 2020, he was a member of NCGA’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team prior to his election to the Corn Board. Currently, he also serves as president of Rural Development Partners.