IA Corn Growers, Promotion Board Elect New Officers

New leaders have been selected for a pair of organizations representing corn growers in the state.

Jerry Mohr, who farms just west of Eldridge in Scott County, will serve as president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA). He plans on fighting an Environmental Protection Agency proposal related to the Renewable Fuels Standard, which would reduce production of corn-based ethanol.

The 61-year-old Mohr will officially take over the lead of the ICGA on September 1, the same day Chris Edgington will become president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB).

The 51-year-old farmer from Mitchell County said he’ll be working with Mohr and others to boost demand for corn.