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New Ohio Corn Marketing Program Officers Named

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Dec. 23, 2011

New Ohio Corn Marketing Program Officers Named

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) has announced new officers for 2012 who will collectively represent and promote the industry success of Buckeye State corn and work on behalf of the state’s corn growers.

2012 OCMP Officers

  • Chairman Paul Herringshaw — Bowling Green
  • Vice Chairman Mark Schwiebert — Hamler
  • Secretary Brian Harbage — South Charleston
  • Treasurer Les Imboden — Ashville

“I’m confident that our new officers will help develop and expand markets for corn to financially safeguard Ohio’s corn producers,” said OCMP Interim Executive Director Tadd Nicholson.

The new officers are responsible for monitoring and taking action regarding trade, education, transportation, risk-management, industrial-demand and market-development issues of the sector.

Economic Impact of Ohio Corn

  • Supports nearly 34,000 jobs
  • Generates nearly $359,000,000 in labor income
  • Contributes nearly $1,500,000 to the state’s GDP (value-added)

Ohio produced an estimated 511 million bushels of corn in 2011.

About The Ohio Corn Marketing Program

The Ohio Corn Marketing Program was approved by an affirmative vote of Ohio’s corn producers. The voluntary, self-help program allows for the collection of a half cent-per-bushel assessment by all first purchasers of the grain. Funds from the program can only be invested for research, market development, education and promotion purposes. Visit www.ohiocorn.org for more information.