Meet the FY21 Corn Board Candidates: Bob Hemesath

July 7, 2020

Meet the FY21 Corn Board Candidates: Bob Hemesath

Jul 7, 2020

Author: Julie Busse

This article is part of a series profiling candidates for the 2021 Corn Board.


Balancing the specific needs of members with the broader perspective of factors influencing the industry to achieve the best possible future outcomes is why Iowa farmer Bob Hemesath is running for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board. Hemesath wants to help move NCGA’s portfolio of issues and programs forward to build a positive future for farmers.


Drawing upon his passion for both NCGA and the Iowa Corn Growers Association, his service is motivated by a desire to help the entire industry remain strong for the benefit of all members. As a member of the Corn Board, Hemesath will utilize the problem-solving skills he has honed through years of leadership experience and work collaboratively with corn grower members, state and national staff, and industry partners.


“NCGA is built on grassroots membership and grower leadership. I would bring passion and commitment to my service as a member of the Corn Board, continually striving to be of value to NCGA’s members across the country.”


If elected, Hemesath would push NCGA to ensure it continues to support current markets, such as ethanol and exports, while continually striving to find new uses and create opportunities for tomorrow. Evaluating the issues and programs, he will work tirelessly to advance policy priorities in the ethanol and export sectors that will drive the demand that corn farmers need.  


Hemesath raises 2,700 acres of corn and runs a 40,000 head hog wean-to-finish and feeder-to-finish along with his brother and nephew.


You can view Hemesath’s Corn Board candidate video here.