Corn Board Member
Portland, Michigan

Jeff Sandborn, a corn grower near Portland, Mich., serves on the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.


Sandborn raises corn, the bulk of which goes to a local ethanol plant, along with soybeans and wheat for seed in south-central Michigan. Jeff’s wife, Allison, co-owns with her father a cattle and crop farm.


On the national level, Sandborn currently serves as Corn Board liaison to the Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team and on the association’s Governance Committee. Additionally, he represents NCGA on the board of directors of the National Agricultural Genotyping Center.


Previously, he served as the Corn Board liaison to the Ethanol Action Team and as NCGA’s representation to 25 x ‘25. Before election to the Corn Board, he chaired NCGA’s Ethanol Committee and Bylaws Committee. A graduate of NCGA’s Advanced Leadership Program and Leadership At Its Best, he has also chaired the Michigan Corn Growers Association.


Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 49 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.