Deb Gangwish, of Shelton, Neb., 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.
Gangwish raises 8,000 acres of corn and 3,000 acres of soybeans in central and north-central Nebraska. She also operates a 2,000 head backgrounding lot and a 500 head cow/calf herd. In addition to traditional farming and ranching activities, she and her family run a custom harvest seed operation and a small trucking company.
On the national level, Gangwish serves as the Corn Board liaison to the Sustainability Ag Research Action Team and on the Governance Committee.
Previously, she served as the board liaison to the Freedom to Operate Action Team and the association’s liaison to the BNSF Railway Ag Business Council, the Syngenta Advisory Council for Enogen, and the National Agricultural Genotyping Center.
Before election to the Corn Board, she served on NCGA’s Freedom to Operate Action Team and Climate Change Task Force.
A CommonGround Volunteer, Gangwish participates in the Soil Health Partnership and serves as a director on the board of Nebraska Corn Growers Association.
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.