J.R. Roesner, of Ferdinand, Indiana 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.
Roesner currently farms with his brother in six counties in southwest Indiana. Together, they raise corn, soybeans and wheat as well as operate an excavating and tile installation business.
On the national level, Roesner chairs NCGA’s Ethanol Action Team, serves on NCGA’s Corn Sustainability Advisory Group and the Governance Committee. Additionally, he serves as the board liaison to the Climate Smart Ag Alliance, North America.
At the state level, he serves as vice president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and in various roles as a leader in his community.
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.