John Linder

Chairman   Edison, Ohio

John Linder of Edison, Ohio, serves as chairman of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association, a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington, D.C.


Linder, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, run a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed in central Ohio. In addition to traditional row crop farming, he also has livestock experience.


In his capacity as NCGA Chairman, Linder also chairs the Nominating Committee, co-chairs the Agri-Industry Council Executive Committee. He is a board member of the Bayer Grower Advisory Committee. In addition to serving on the Governance Committee, he chairs the National Corn Growers Association Foundation and serves as the association’s liaison to the Bayer Grower Advisory Committee and Growth Energy.


Previously, Linder served as the Corn Board liaison to the Market Access Action Team, on the Resolutions Committee and chaired the Finance and Engaging Members Committees. Additionally, he represented NCGA at the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research and the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center.


Prior to his election to the Corn Board, Linder chaired the Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team.


Linder is a past chair of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Board of Directors and a past Ag Credit Co-op Board member on 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.