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Meet the FY20 Corn Board Candidates: Chris Edgington

(Posted Thu. Jun 20th, 2019)

Keywords: Leadership Candidate

This article is part of a series profiling candidates for the 2020 Corn Board.   A committed and energetic leader, Chris Edgington does the homework necessary to contribute deeply to his service as a volunteer farmer leader. Having already served his first term on the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board, he wishes to continue this valuable work through re-election to a second term.   Having worked for many years for the betterment of agriculture, he is passionate about continuing the full range of work that NCGA carries out to benefit all farmers across the country. From the promotion of the versatility and value of corn to work in the policy and regulatory arenas, he aims to help farmers maintain the tools, policy and market opportunities that they need to thrive in the future.   As a leader, he believes strongly in doing the due diligence and coming to discussions thoroughly prepared, whether that work is a board meeting, a conference call or talking about the...

Meet the FY20 Corn Board Candidates: Russell Braun

(Posted Mon. Jun 17th, 2019)

Keywords: Leadership Candidate

This article is part of a series profiling candidates for the 2020 Corn Board.   Over the past six years, Russell Braun has seen how the economic downturn in agriculture has impacted corn farmers. Seeing Corn Board service as a way to actively create the changes needed to keep the industry that he is passionate about vibrant, he hopes to continue his service as a member of the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.   Having served in a variety of capacities, Braun currently works as a member of the NCGA Ethanol Action Team at the national level. Through these experiences, he has developed insight into the skills needed to serve in this capacity effectively.   “A good leader needs to do a lot of listening and, at the same time, the ability to speak up when a subject needs more attention,” said Braun. “If a leader sees that something is not going the way it should, they need to raise that issue to create a discussion that allows others to see the issue from another...