Tom Haag of Eden Valley, Minnesota, serves as the 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.
Haag is a fourth-generation family farmer in south-central Minnesota. Along with his son, Nathan, he grows about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Haag and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Nathan and Lucas, as well as five grandchildren.
As NCGA Chairman, Haag also chairs the Nominating Committee, the National Corn Growers Association Foundation and co-chairs the Agri-Industry Council Executive Committee. In addition to serving on the Governance Committee, he serves as the association’s liaison to the Bayer Grower Advisory Committee and Growth Energy.
Haag previously served as president of NCGA, an executive committee member of NCGA’s Allied Industry Council, as the association’s delegate to the U.S. Grains Council and served as the association’s liaison to the Agriculture Markets Advisory Council and the Renewable Fuels Association.
He has also chaired the Governance Committee, served on the Finance Committee and as board liaison to the Consumer Engagement Action Team, the Ethanol Action Team, the Market Development Action Team, the BNSF Railway Ag Business Council and the American Coalition for Ethanol. Prior to his service on the board, Haag chaired the Consumer Engagement Action Team.
A graduate of NCGA’s Advanced Leadership program, he chaired NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. He served on the Research and Business Development Action Team prior to his election to the Corn Board.
Haag is a past president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and previously served as an appointee to the Minnesota Trade Advisory Council at the state level.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 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.