Kevin Skunes, of Arthur, N.D., serves as the chairman of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.
Kevin, his wife Betty, and their two sons grow corn and soybeans near Arthur, North Dakota.
In his capacity as NCGA Chairman, Skunes also chairs the Nominating Committee, co-chairs the Agri-Industry Council Executive Committee and is a board member of the Monsanto Grower Advisory Committee. In addition to serving on the Governance Committee and the National Corn Growers Association Foundation, he acts as NCGA’s alternate board member to the MAIZALL Alliance.
Previously, he served on NCGA’s Resolutions Committee, the Finance Committee, the National Corn Growers Association Foundation and as the association’s representative to the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Advisory Board. Skunes has also served as the Corn Board liaison to NCGA’s Grower Service Action Team and the Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team, on the Association Relations Committee and as NCGA’s representative to the National Pork Producers Council.
Prior to his election to the Corn Board, he served as a member of NCGA’s Ethanol Committee.
At the state level, Skunes currently serves on the North Dakota Corn Growers Association’s Board of Directors. He previously chaired the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and served on the Northern Crops Institute’s Board of Directors.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents nearly 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.