Nebraska Corn Board member Alan Tiemann, a farmer from Seward, Nebraska, was elected chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) at the organization’s 55th annual board of delegates meeting in Montreal, Canada. Tiemann served as USGC vice-chairman over the previous year.
enjoyed addressing issues and helping open markets for the Grains Council over
the past few years and look forward to continuing those efforts on behalf of
our industry,” said Tiemann.
In his first
speech to USGC delegates as chairman, Tiemann said, “Markets don’t just happen,
we have to work to make them happen. The U.S. Grains Council has been
successfully doing that for more than 55 years and has developed a level of
excellence in its work that I want to focus on this year.”
corn grown in Nebraska is used right here in our state for livestock and
ethanol, we still have a lot at stake when it comes to exports,” said Kelly
Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board. “As the old saying
goes, the last bushel of corn sets the price. The work that the USGC completes
around the world is very valuable to Nebraska’s corn and ethanol producers.”
Corn Board believes strongly in USGC’s mission and has supported the
organization with corn checkoff dollars since 1979. USGC strives to develop
export markets around the world and has offices in more than 50 countries. With
95% of the world’s population outside of the U. S. and that population
projected to grow to 9 billion by 2050, USGC is working hard to teach producers
around the world how to use feed grains effectively and manage their operations
“That is why
our theme this year is Excellence
in Exports. I have found the Council displays excellence in its
membership, its global staff team, the relationships it fosters, the
collaboration it has with its partners and its dedication to export markets.
All these areas have been key in making the Council the successful organization
it is today,” added Tiemann.
near Seward and has spent more than 35 years in production agriculture. He
serves as the at-large director and past chairman for the Nebraska Corn Board.
Tiemann has been a delegate from the Nebraska Corn Board to the USGC since
2005. Prior to that, Tiemann served as a delegate to USGC from the Nebraska
Grain Sorghum Board for a number of years.