Starbuck Retires from NCGA

May 26, 2017

It is with mixed emotions that the National Corn Growers Association announces the retirement of Max Starbuck, Director of Market Development, after nearly 13 years of professional and dedicated service to the organization and to corn farmers nationwide.


During his tenure with NCGA Max wore many hats, from managing mycotoxin research efforts and the National Corn Yield Contest, to stewardship programs and most recently, focusing on key demand initiatives including building relationships with the livestock industry and building capacity in surface and river transportation.


“Max’s background in farming, working as a nutrition consultant and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency provided him with a valuable skill set to advocate on behalf of farmers on a diverse set of issues,” said Amie Gianino, NCGA Vice President of Market Development. “NCGA owes him a debt of gratitude for the energy, dedication and expertise he brought to bear on behalf of all corn growers. We wish Max well in his well-deserved retirement.”