About

The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) 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. The program started April 1, 1989.

Funds from the program can be invested only for research, market development, education and promotion purposes. The program’s goal is to create new and expanded markets for corn and to increase the new farm income of Ohio’s corn producers. The development of the U.S. ethanol industry is quite possibly the biggest single accomplishment of any checkoff program in the nation.

OCMP Board List/District Map

A 15-farmer member, farmer-elected board makes decisions regarding the program. Board members are elected from their respective districts for three-year terms. OCMP takes its responsibility very seriously and reflects at its history with pride.



DISTRICT 1
Keith Truckor
Fulton County

DISTRICT 2
Paul Herringshaw
Wood County

DISTRICT 3
John Wallbrown
Portage County

DISTRICT 4
Dennis Vennekotter
Putnam County

DISTRICT 5
Fred Miller
Treasurer
Crawford County

DISTRICT 6
John Linder
Chairman
Morrow County

DISTRICT 7
Roger Maurer
Wayne County

DISTRICT 8
Monte Berg
Auglaize County

DISTRICT 9
Fred Yoder
Union County

DISTRICT 10
Les Imboden
Vice Chairman
Pickaway County

DISTRICT 11
Douglas Longfellow
Darke County

DISTRICT 12
Eric Neer
Champaign County

DISTRICT 13
Gail Lierer
Secretary
Butler County

DISTRICT 14
Gene Baumgardner
Fayette County

DISTRICT 15
Eric Maxson
Hocking County

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tadd Nicholson
Morrow County

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY AFFAIRS
Jack Irvin
Franklin County

DIRECTOR OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP
Brad Moffitt
Delaware County

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Lyndsey Murphy
Champaign County