Meet the FY21 Corn Board Candidates: Jed Bower

July 7, 2020

Meet the FY21 Corn Board Candidates: Jed Bower

Jul 7, 2020

Author: Julie Busse

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


Providing a stable, sustainable, and profitable environment for today’s farmers and future generations is why Ohio farmer Jed Bower is running for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board. Currently the vice chair of the Market Development Action Team and member of the NCGA Corn Sustainability Advisory Group, he hopes to be an asset at moving NCGA into the future.


As a member of the Corn Board, Bower would hold to the belief that we should always lookout for the best interest of corn farmers as a whole while remaining vigilant to find the best new ideas that will drive forward progress for the association and its members. 


“NCGA is the voice of the corn farmer and, as an organization with a history of great leadership, I appreciate your consideration. With my leadership skills and confidence gained through both personal experience and service as a grower leader, I will continue to uphold the proud values of our highly respected association.”


Always fighting for the interest of his fellow farmers, Bower would help build relationships with innovative partners to increase demand, diminish regulatory burdens and advocate for the adoption of technology to help increase our sustainability as an industry. If elected, Bower will use the leadership skills that he learned through six years of service in the army, bringing loyalty, sense of duty, selfless service, personal courage, honor and integrity to his work.


Bower raises corn and soybeans with his wife, Emily and children, Ethan and Emma, on their fifth-generation family farm in south-central Ohio.


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