Paul Taylor, a corn grower near Esmond, Ill., serves on the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.
Taylor and his wife, Barbra, continue a farming tradition on land that has been in his family for nearly 100 years. There, he raises corn, seed corn, seed soybeans and canning vegetables for Del Monte, including sweet corn, lima beans and green peas. While he no longer raises livestock personally, he continues to value that component of our agricultural system.
A conscientious conservationist, Taylor shares his love of farming and the land with groups of both domestic and international visitors.
On the national level, Taylor chairs the Engaging Members Committee, serves as a member of the Finance Committee and represents NCGA as the 2018 co-chair of the Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee. Additionally, he is NCGA’s representative on the Retail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee of the Surface Transportation Board and is the association’s alternate representative to 25 x ’25.
Previously, he has chaired NCGA’s Association Relations Committee and vice-chaired NCGA’s Ethanol Committee.
Taylor is a former president of both the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Wisconsin Soybean Association.