John Linder

First Vice President   Edison, Ohio

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


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.


On the national level, Linder serves on the Resolutions Committee, the Finance Committee and as the association’s representative to the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. As NCGA First Vice President, he also serves as first vice president of the National Corn Growers Association Foundation.


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


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


On the state level, he is a past chair of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Board of Directors and past member of the Ag Credit Co-op 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.