July 29, 2010

Holzfaster, Tiemann elected to national boards

Alan Tiemann at the
U.S. Grains Council's
50th Board of Delegates meeting
in Boston, Mass.
Nebraska Corn Board farmer directors Jon Holzfaster and Alan Tiemann were recently elected to separate national board of director positions, the Corn Board noted in a news release today.

At the U.S. Grains Council's recent 50th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Boston, Tiemann, a farmer from Seward, Nebraska, was re-elected to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors. Tiemann has been involved with the Council since 1998. The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of farmers and agribusinesses committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. corn, barley, grain sorghum and their products, including distillers grains.

Tiemann has been involved in the family farm since 1978, producing corn, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum and livestock over the years, although corn and corn-soybean rotations are the focus today. He is currently chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board.

“The Council’s success over its first five decades is attributable to a long tradition of farmer and agribusiness leadership that’s determined to see the Council succeed,” said Thomas C. Dorr, the Council’s president and CEO.

Jon Holzfaster at Corn Congress in
Washington, D.C.
Holzfaster, a Paxton, Nebraska, farmer, was elected to the National Corn Board during Corn Congress in Washington, D.C. Holzfaster, a member of the Nebraska Corn Board, was one of four new members elected to the board, which oversees the National Corn Growers Association.

“We had a number of terrific candidates wanting to dedicate time and talent to serving their industry,” said Darrin Ihnen, NCGA's current president. “It’s great to see this level of engagement and the quality of our grower leaders who each bring a different set of experiences and knowledge to NCGA.”

Holzfaster grows corn, popcorn, soybeans, dry edible beans, wheat and alfalfa. He also operates a 1,000-head feed yard. He is the third generation to own and operate the family farm and is fortunate enough to work alongside his dad and brother. He also currently serves as chairman of NCGA’s Ethanol Committee and is involved in other NCGA activities.

Photos courtesy of the NCGA and U.S. Grains Council

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