Tom Haag, of Eden Valley, Minn., 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.
Haag is a fourth-generation family farmer in south-central Minnesota. Along with his son, Nathan, he grows more than 1,700 acres of corn and soybeans.
On the national level, Haag serves as the Corn Board liaison to the Market Development Action Team and as the board liaison to the BNSF Railway Ag Business Council and the American Coalition for Ethanol. Previously, he chaired the Governance Committee and served as the board liaison to the Consumer Engagement Action Team and Ethanol 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.
On the state level, Haag is a past president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and previously served as an appointee to the Minnesota Trade Advisory Council.
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.