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.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.