Bob Hemesath

Corn Board Member   Decorah, Iowa

Bob Hemesath of Decorah, 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, D.C.


Hemesath raises 3,000 acres of corn and runs a 40,000 head hog wean-to-finish and feeder-to-finish along with his brother, nephew and, in busy seasons, his father in Iowa.


Hemesath chairs the Governance Committee and serves as Corn Board liaison to the National Pork Producers Council on the national level. Hemesath also currently chairs NCGA’s Market Development Committee.


Previously, Hemesath served as chair of the Feed, Food and Industrial Action Team and the Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team at the national level. He has served as chairman of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and as secretary of the County Extension Council at the state level.


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 50 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.