Dan Wesely of Morse Bluff, Nebraska, 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.
Wesely farms both corn and soybeans, working with his neighbor in eastern Nebraska. As neighbors, they found themselves in the same places with the declining health of their fathers. Thus, they found ways to work together and independently using modern technology. Their operation is 75% irrigated.
At the national level, Wesely serves as Corn Board Liaison to the Sustainable Ag Research Action Team and on the Governance Committee.
Previously, he has served as Corn Board Liaison to the Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team. Prior to joining the Corn Board, he chaired the Market Development Action Team and the Food, Feed and Industrial Action Team.
At the state level, he is a past chair of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and currenlty serves as president of the North Bend Central School Board.
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.