Deb Gangwish, of Shelton, 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.
Gangwish raises corn, seed corn and soybeans on a fully irrigated farm in central and north-central Nebraska with her husband Paul, son Trace, son-in-law Dalton, and a great team of a few dozen employees. 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 Stewardship Action Team, on the Finance Committee and as NCGA’s 2025 co-chair on the Commodity Classic Management Committee.
Previously, she served as the board liaison to the Sustainable Ag Research and Freedom to Operate Action Teams, on the Governance Committee, and the association’s liaison to the BNSF Railway Ag Business Council, the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance and the Syngenta Advisory Council for Enogen.
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 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.