INDIANAPOLIS — Dennis Maple of Greentown was elected
president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council at its December board
Also elected were David Gottbrath of Pekin as vice
president, Mike Beard of Frankfort as secretary and Gerald Gauck of Milan as
The council is responsible for investing state corn checkoff
funds in programs that strengthen the demand for corn and corn products.
With its new three-year strategic plan, the board is
focusing on five major areas, including ethanol, livestock, grain marketing, new
uses and production issues.
Maple stepped in to fill the president role after the
passing of Gary Lamie in early 2013. He has served on the ICMC board since
“As we move into the first year of a new strategic plan, I
see tremendous opportunities for our corn checkoff organization to implement
programs to enhance the value of the corn we raise in Indiana,” said Maple, who
also serves on National Corn Growers Association’s Research and Business
Development Action Team.
“We are going to focus our efforts on areas where our
checkoff investments can make the most difference to Indiana corn farmers.”