IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

Address
5505 NW 88TH STREET NO 100
JOHNSTON, IA 501312948
Contact
Website: http://www.iowacorn.org
Phone: +1 (515) 225-9242
Nonprofit
NTEE: K20 - Agricultural Programs
EIN: 42-1036179

Mission

THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) IS A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING AGRICULTURAL ISSUES ON BEHALF OF ITS OVER 7,500 MEMBERS. ICGA'S MISSION IS TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1967
Subsection code05
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area2120
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$1,357,771.00$1,321,119.00$664,349.00$644,616.00$605,126.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$1,798,657.00$1,731,811.00$1,480,993.00$1,303,786.00$1,265,325.00
Number of employees3842383635
Number of people compensated >$100k10101077
Number of volunteers45645636239744
Number of highly compensated contractors6325 
Personnel
Anthofer, Steve
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    STEVE ANTHOFER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    5.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Dejong, Amanda
TitleSENIOR POLICY ADVISORSENIOR POLICY ADVISORSENIOR POLICY ADVISOR  
Name of key/compensated personAMANDA DEJONGAMANDA DEJONGAMANDA DEJONG  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$109,516.00$107,447.00$109,698.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$37,134.00$14,107.00$18,777.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Floss, Craig
TitleCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Name of key/compensated personCRAIG FLOSSCRAIG FLOSSCRAIG FLOSSCRAIG FLOSSCRAIG FLOSS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$365,573.00$354,219.00$344,793.00$330,948.00$318,319.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$55,107.00$40,456.00$56,497.00$42,365.00$30,621.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Friest, Dennis
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDENNIS FRIESTDENNIS FRIESTDENNIS FRIESTDENNIS FRIESTDENNIS FRIEST
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$4,450.00$4,300.00$5,076.00$3,218.00$1,200.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Greif, Jim
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJIM GREIFJIM GREIFJIM GREIFJIM GREIFJIM GREIF
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$3,700.00$3,200.00$4,275.00$2,385.00$3,087.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hemesath, Bob
TitleCHAIRPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personBOB HEMESATHBOB HEMESATHBOB HEMESATHBOB HEMESATHBOB HEMESATH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$4,150.00$7,500.00$5,895.00$4,608.00$6,045.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hora, Kurt
TitlePRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personKURT HORAKURT HORAKURT HORAKURT HORAKURT HORA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$6,400.00$3,600.00$4,857.00$4,431.00$6,292.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Jardon, Carl
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personCARL JARDONCARL JARDONCARL JARDONCARL JARDONCARL JARDON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$3,650.00$3,150.00$4,975.00$2,458.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Johnson, Pam
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  PAM JOHNSONPAM JOHNSONPAM JOHNSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $2,862.00$1,021.00$1,434.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Jones, Brian
TitleCOO, ICOCOO, ICOCOO, ICOCOO, ICOCOO, ICO
Name of key/compensated personBRIAN R JONESBRIAN R JONESBRIAN R JONESBRIAN R JONESBRIAN R JONES
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$204,898.00$195,476.00$188,016.00$172,548.00$161,696.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$42,440.00$33,525.00$44,074.00$31,199.00$30,110.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Kirby, Julie
TitleDIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPSDIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPSDIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPSDIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPSDIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPS
Name of key/compensated personJULIE KIRBYJULIE KIRBYJULIE KIRBYJULIE KIRBYJULIE KIRBY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$175,342.00$167,840.00$162,250.00$155,337.00$146,347.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,638.00$17,753.00$24,773.00$17,793.00$13,943.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lynch, Jay
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JAY LYNCH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    5.00
Reportable compensation from org    $5,233.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Maier, Jerry
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personJERRY MAIERJERRY MAIER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org5.005.00   
Reportable compensation from org$3,800.00$900.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Main, Jerry
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JERRY MAIN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    5.00
Reportable compensation from org    $4,376.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Mason, Don
TitleDIRECTOR OF GROWER SERVICEDIRECTOR OF GROWER SERVICEDIRECTOR OF GROWER SERVICES  
Name of key/compensated personDON MASONDON MASONDON MASON  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$112,105.00$108,560.00$107,157.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,941.00$21,668.00$26,126.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Mason, Donald
Title   DIRECTOR OF GROWER SERVICEDIRECTOR OF GROWER SERVICES
Name of key/compensated person   DONALD MASONDONALD MASON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   40.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org   $107,271.00$103,813.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $21,828.00$20,676.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Mether, Curt
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personCURT METHERCURT METHERCURT METHERCURT METHERCURT METHER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$6,250.00$2,500.00$5,213.00$8,334.00$4,305.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Meyer, Dean
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDEAN MEYERDEAN MEYERDEAN MEYERDEAN MEYERDEAN MEYER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$2,650.00$3,550.00$4,890.00$3,872.00$947.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Mohr, Jerry
TitleDIRECTORCHAIRPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTSECRETARY/TREASURER
Name of key/compensated personJERRY MOHRJERRY MOHRJERRY MOHRJERRY MOHRJERRY MOHR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$4,950.00$6,250.00$7,785.00$6,450.00$5,563.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Mueller, Mark
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMARK MUELLER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$1,650.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Norton, Mary
TitleMANAGING DIRECTOR OF IRFADIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personMARY NORTONMARY NORTON   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00   
Reportable compensation from org$102,917.00$102,346.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$26,722.00$22,721.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Phillips, Kyle
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personKYLE PHILLIPSKYLE PHILLIPSKYLE PHILLIPSKYLE PHILLIPSKYLE PHILLIPS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$1,850.00$1,450.00$3,550.00$3,700.00$4,238.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Poldberg, Mindy
TitleDIRECTOR OF GOV'T RELATIONDIRECTOR OF GOV'T RELATIONDIRECTOR OF GOV'T RELATIONDIRECTOR OF GOV'T RELATIONDIRECTOR OF GOV'T RELATION
Name of key/compensated personMINDY LARSEN POLDBERGMINDY LARSEN POLDBERGMINDY LARSEN POLDBERGMINDY LARSEN POLDBERGMINDY LARSEN POLDBERG
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$178,582.00$168,283.00$161,577.00$154,144.00$147,693.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$43,844.00$37,981.00$47,823.00$30,232.00$35,704.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Recker, Mark
TitleVICE PRESIDENTDIRECTORDIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMARK RECKERMARK RECKERMARK RECKER MARK RECKER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue True
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.00 5.00
Reportable compensation from org$5,850.00$1,900.00$2,500.00 $3,014.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Rohwer, Bruce
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORCHAIRPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personBRUCE ROHWERBRUCE ROHWERBRUCE ROHWERBRUCE ROHWERBRUCE ROHWER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$2,500.00$3,000.00$7,091.00$9,644.00$6,214.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ross, Kevin
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORPAST PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  KEVIN ROSSKEVIN ROSSKEVIN ROSS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $5,464.00$4,624.00$8,024.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Shaw, Montgomery
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRFAEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRFAEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRFAEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRFAEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRFA
Name of key/compensated personMONTGOMERY SHAWMONTGOMERY SHAWMONTGOMERY SHAWMONTGOMERY SHAWMONTGOMERY SHAW
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$178,908.00$186,550.00$158,246.00$152,471.00$159,731.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$41,767.00$34,772.00$41,983.00$34,773.00$26,490.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Taylor, Dean
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  DEAN TAYLORDEAN TAYLORDEAN TAYLOR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $5,546.00$7,279.00$9,050.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Textor, Shannon
TitleDIRECTOR OF MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONSDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSHANNON TEXTORSHANNON TEXTOR   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00   
Reportable compensation from org$136,326.00$125,968.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$27,853.00$21,347.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Williams, Steve
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    STEVE WILLIAMS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    5.00
Reportable compensation from org    $1,650.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Williamson, Rodney
TitleDIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVDIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVDIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVDIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVDIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEV
Name of key/compensated personRODNEY WILLIAMSONRODNEY WILLIAMSONRODNEY WILLIAMSONRODNEY WILLIAMSONRODNEY WILLIAMSON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$179,890.00$173,222.00$164,804.00$157,208.00$148,444.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$38,573.00$30,040.00$41,230.00$30,100.00$28,474.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Woodley, Gary
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  GARY WOODLEYGARY WOODLEYGARY WOODLEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $3,353.00$2,550.00$2,403.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Wuthrich, Roger
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personROGER WUTHRICHROGER WUTHRICH   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org5.005.00   
Reportable compensation from org$2,750.00$600.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Zylstra, Roger
Title  CHAIRPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  ROGER ZYLSTRAROGER ZYLSTRAROGER ZYLSTRA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $11,120.00$9,285.00$6,207.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesCREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG-TERM IOWA CORN GROWER PROFITABILITY.
Programs, including revenue & expenses
EDUCATION/PROMOTION: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH FARMER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE 4,000 PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH EARNED MEDIA, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, AND THE IOWA CORN MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER (ICMEC). FARMER TO FARMER EDUCATION ON WATER QUALITY AND CONSERVATION METHODS OCCURS AT CROP FAIRS, STEWARDSHIP ADVOCATE EVENTS, AND OTHER FIELD DAYS. DISTRICT AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH ICGA ON CONSUMER AND FARMER EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS.
Program descriptionEDUCATION/PROMOTION: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH FARMER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE 4,000 PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH EARNED MEDIA, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, AND THE IOWA CORN MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER (ICMEC). FARMER TO FARMER EDUCATION ON WATER QUALITY AND CONSERVATION METHODS OCCURS AT CROP FAIRS, STEWARDSHIP ADVOCATE EVENTS, AND OTHER FIELD DAYS. DISTRICT AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH ICGA ON CONSUMER AND FARMER EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS.EDUCATION/PROMOTION: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH FARMER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE 4,000 PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH EARNED MEDIA, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, AND THE IOWA CORN MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER (ICMEC). FARMER TO FARMER EDUCATION ON WATER QUALITY AND CONSERVATION METHODS OCCURS AT CROP FAIRS, STEWARDSHIP ADVOCATE EVENTS, AND OTHER FIELD DAYS. DISTRICT AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH ICGA ON CONSUMER AND FARMER EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS.   
EDUCATION/PROMOTIONS: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH PRODUCER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH ADVERTISING, EARNED MEDIA, AND VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. THROUGH A MULTI PLATFORM PROMOTION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CALLED THE IOWA CORN CYHAWK SERIES, THE ICGA PRODUCED A POSITIVE STATEWIDE FOOD AND FUEL CAMPAIGN. SCHOOL PROGRAMS, GRASSROOTS EVENTS AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS USE CORN RELATED MATERIALS TO TALK WITH STUDENTS AND ATTENDEES ABOUT WHERE THEIR FOOD AND FUEL COMES FROM. EDUCATION OF CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS HAPPENS IN STATE AND ON A NATIONAL LEVEL THROUGH WORKING WITH OTHER CORN STATE ASSOCIATIONS ON JOINT PROMOTIONS. IN IOWA, EDUCATION ALSO TAKES PLACE BY LEVERAGING PEOPLE AND INVESTMENTS WITH AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN AGRICULTURE.
Program description  EDUCATION/PROMOTIONS: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH PRODUCER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH ADVERTISING, EARNED MEDIA, AND VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. THROUGH A MULTI PLATFORM PROMOTION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CALLED THE IOWA CORN CYHAWK SERIES, THE ICGA PRODUCED A POSITIVE STATEWIDE FOOD AND FUEL CAMPAIGN. SCHOOL PROGRAMS, GRASSROOTS EVENTS AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS USE CORN RELATED MATERIALS TO TALK WITH STUDENTS AND ATTENDEES ABOUT WHERE THEIR FOOD AND FUEL COMES FROM. EDUCATION OF CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS HAPPENS IN STATE AND ON A NATIONAL LEVEL THROUGH WORKING WITH OTHER CORN STATE ASSOCIATIONS ON JOINT PROMOTIONS. IN IOWA, EDUCATION ALSO TAKES PLACE BY LEVERAGING PEOPLE AND INVESTMENTS WITH AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN AGRICULTURE.EDUCATION/PROMOTIONS: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH PRODUCER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH ADVERTISING, EARNED MEDIA, AND VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. THROUGH A MULTI PLATFORM PROMOTION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CALLED THE IOWA CORN CYHAWK SERIES, THE ICGA PRODUCED A POSITIVE STATEWIDE FOOD AND FUEL CAMPAIGN. SCHOOL PROGRAMS, GRASSROOTS EVENTS AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS USE CORN RELATED MATERIALS TO TALK WITH STUDENTS AND ATTENDEES ABOUT WHERE THEIR FOOD AND FUEL COMES FROM. EDUCATION OF CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS HAPPENS IN STATE AND ON A NATIONAL LEVEL THROUGH WORKING WITH OTHER CORN STATE ASSOCIATIONS ON JOINT PROMOTIONS. IN IOWA, EDUCATION ALSO TAKES PLACE BY LEVERAGING PEOPLE AND INVESTMENTS WITH AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN AGRICULTURE.EDUCATION/PROMOTIONS: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WORK TO REACH BOTH PRODUCER AND CONSUMER AUDIENCES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. EDUCATION ABOUT CORN AND THE PRODUCTS MADE FROM CORN HAPPENS THROUGH ADVERTISING, EARNED MEDIA, AND VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. THROUGH A MULTI PLATFORM PROMOTION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CALLED THE IOWA CORN CYHAWK SERIES, THE ICGA PRODUCED A POSITIVE STATEWIDE FOOD AND FUEL CAMPAIGN. SCHOOL PROGRAMS, GRASSROOTS EVENTS AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS USE CORN RELATED MATERIALS TO TALK WITH STUDENTS AND ATTENDEES ABOUT WHERE THEIR FOOD AND FUEL COMES FROM. EDUCATION OF CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS HAPPENS IN STATE AND ON A NATIONAL LEVEL THROUGH WORKING WITH OTHER CORN STATE ASSOCIATIONS ON JOINT PROMOTIONS. IN IOWA, EDUCATION ALSO TAKES PLACE BY LEVERAGING PEOPLE AND INVESTMENTS WITH AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN AGRICULTURE.
MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE BEST WAY TO ENHANCE GROWER PROFITABILITY IS TO CREATE NEW DEMAND FOR CORN IN ALL FORMS. THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S (ICGA) INVESTMENT IN US GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION HAS HELPED INCREASE DEMAND FOR US CORN IN ALL FORMS AROUND THE WORLD, AND ALSO HELPED PROFITABILITY OF FARMERS IN IOWA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE ICGA WORKS TO REDUCE TRADE BARRIERS FOR CORN AND LIVESTOCK AROUND THE WORLD TO INCREASE ACCESS TO EXPORT MARKETS FOR US FARMERS. ICGA WORKS TO EXPAND MARKETS FOR FOOD, FEED AND FUEL. ETHANOL IS A KEY MARKET FOR IOWA'S FARMERS, AND ICGA WORKS TO MAINTAIN MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL ACROSS THE U.S. AND TO REMOVE REGULATORY BARRIERS FOR HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL.
Program descriptionMARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE BEST WAY TO ENHANCE GROWER PROFITABILITY IS TO CREATE NEW DEMAND FOR CORN IN ALL FORMS. THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S (ICGA) INVESTMENT IN US GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION HAS HELPED INCREASE DEMAND FOR US CORN IN ALL FORMS AROUND THE WORLD, AND ALSO HELPED PROFITABILITY OF FARMERS IN IOWA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE ICGA WORKS TO REDUCE TRADE BARRIERS FOR CORN AND LIVESTOCK AROUND THE WORLD TO INCREASE ACCESS TO EXPORT MARKETS FOR US FARMERS. ICGA WORKS TO EXPAND MARKETS FOR FOOD, FEED AND FUEL. ETHANOL IS A KEY MARKET FOR IOWA'S FARMERS, AND ICGA WORKS TO MAINTAIN MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL ACROSS THE U.S. AND TO REMOVE REGULATORY BARRIERS FOR HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL.MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE BEST WAY TO ENHANCE GROWER PROFITABILITY IS TO CREATE NEW DEMAND FOR CORN IN ALL FORMS. THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S (ICGA) INVESTMENT IN US GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION HAS HELPED INCREASE DEMAND FOR US CORN IN ALL FORMS AROUND THE WORLD, AND ALSO HELPED PROFITABILITY OF FARMERS IN IOWA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE ICGA WORKS TO REDUCE TRADE BARRIERS FOR CORN AND LIVESTOCK AROUND THE WORLD TO INCREASE ACCESS TO EXPORT MARKETS FOR US FARMERS. ICGA WORKS TO EXPAND MARKETS FOR FOOD, FEED AND FUEL. ETHANOL IS A KEY MARKET FOR IOWA'S FARMERS, AND ICGA WORKS TO MAINTAIN MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL ACROSS THE U.S. AND TO REMOVE REGULATORY BARRIERS FOR HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL.   
MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE BEST WAY TO ENHANCE GROWER PROFITABILITY IS TO CREATE NEW DEMAND FOR CORN INCLUDING EXPORT OF GRAIN AND VALUE-ADDED GRAIN PRODUCTS. IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S (ICGA) INVESTMENT IN USGC HAS HELPED INCREASE DEMAND FOR U.S. CORN AND CO-PRODUCTS AROUND THE WORLD, AND ALSO HELPED PROFITABILITY OF FARMERS IN IOWA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. USGC ESTIMATES 100.1 MILLION METRIC TONS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS WERE EXPORTED IN THE 2014/2015 MARKETING YEAR, UP 800,000 TONS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND THE SECOND HIGHEST EXPORT TOTAL ON RECORD. BACK IN NOVEMBER, USGC REPORTED THAT ETHANOL EXPORTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER WERE UP 6 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WHICH WAS WELCOMED NEWS SINCE 2014 EXPORTS OF 870 MILLION GALLONS WERE THE SECOND LARGEST ON RECORD FOR QUANTITY SOLD. IOWA CORN ALSO PARTNERS WITH AND FUNDS THE U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION (USMEF) TO SUPPORT A WORLDWIDE MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. THE PARTNERSHIP INCLUDES TRADE SERVICING, EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES, MARKETING PLAN DEVELOPMENT, MARKET ACCESS ISSUE RESOLUTION, DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INTELLIGENCE, AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. USMEF ESTIMATES THAT OVER 450 MILLION BUSHELS OF CORN ARE INDIRECTLY EXPORTED THROUGH PORK AND BEEF EXPORTS EACH YEAR. IN 2013, USMEF SHOWS THAT PORK AND BEEF EXPORTS WERE VALUED AT $1.1 BILLION. EACH DOLLAR INVESTED IN USMEF'S EXPORT PROGRAMS GENERATES MEDIAN NET RETURNS OF $3.97 AND $7.42 FOR THE BEEF AND PORK INDUSTRIES, RESPECTIVELY. IN ADDITION TO PARTNERING WITH USGC AND USMEF, ICGA ALSO INVESTS IN THE IOWA CORN 300 AND THE AMERICAN ETHANOL PROGRAM WITH NASCAR TO PROMOTE AND BUILD DEMAND FOR HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL. THE IOWA CORN 300 IS POWERED BY E85, A FUEL BLEND OF 85% CORN-BASED ETHANOL. IN THE NINTH YEAR RUNNING OF THE IOWA CORN SPONSORED RACE, OVER 5 BILLION DIGITAL, PRINT AND SOCIAL IMPRESSIONS WERE MADE ACROSS ALL PARTIES FOR THE IOWA CORN 300 IN 2015. THE AMERICAN ETHANOL PROGRAM WITH NASCAR PROGRAM IS A COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND GROWTH ENERGY FOCUSED ON VALIDATING E15 AS A HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SAFE FUEL FOR RACING AND EVERY DAY DRIVING. TO DATE, OVER 177 MILLION HAVE BEEN REACHED THROUGH EARNED MEDIA ALONE SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE PROGRAM IN 2011 AND AMERICAN ETHANOL IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 BRANDS RECOGNIZED BY FANS IN NASCAR.
Program description  MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE BEST WAY TO ENHANCE GROWER PROFITABILITY IS TO CREATE NEW DEMAND FOR CORN INCLUDING EXPORT OF GRAIN AND VALUE-ADDED GRAIN PRODUCTS. IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S (ICGA) INVESTMENT IN USGC HAS HELPED INCREASE DEMAND FOR U.S. CORN AND CO-PRODUCTS AROUND THE WORLD, AND ALSO HELPED PROFITABILITY OF FARMERS IN IOWA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. USGC ESTIMATES 100.1 MILLION METRIC TONS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS WERE EXPORTED IN THE 2014/2015 MARKETING YEAR, UP 800,000 TONS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND THE SECOND HIGHEST EXPORT TOTAL ON RECORD. BACK IN NOVEMBER, USGC REPORTED THAT ETHANOL EXPORTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER WERE UP 6 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WHICH WAS WELCOMED NEWS SINCE 2014 EXPORTS OF 870 MILLION GALLONS WERE THE SECOND LARGEST ON RECORD FOR QUANTITY SOLD. IOWA CORN ALSO PARTNERS WITH AND FUNDS THE U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION (USMEF) TO SUPPORT A WORLDWIDE MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. THE PARTNERSHIP INCLUDES TRADE SERVICING, EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES, MARKETING PLAN DEVELOPMENT, MARKET ACCESS ISSUE RESOLUTION, DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INTELLIGENCE, AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. USMEF ESTIMATES THAT OVER 450 MILLION BUSHELS OF CORN ARE INDIRECTLY EXPORTED THROUGH PORK AND BEEF EXPORTS EACH YEAR. IN 2013, USMEF SHOWS THAT PORK AND BEEF EXPORTS WERE VALUED AT $1.1 BILLION. EACH DOLLAR INVESTED IN USMEF'S EXPORT PROGRAMS GENERATES MEDIAN NET RETURNS OF $3.97 AND $7.42 FOR THE BEEF AND PORK INDUSTRIES, RESPECTIVELY. IN ADDITION TO PARTNERING WITH USGC AND USMEF, ICGA ALSO INVESTS IN THE IOWA CORN 300 AND THE AMERICAN ETHANOL PROGRAM WITH NASCAR TO PROMOTE AND BUILD DEMAND FOR HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL. THE IOWA CORN 300 IS POWERED BY E85, A FUEL BLEND OF 85% CORN-BASED ETHANOL. IN THE NINTH YEAR RUNNING OF THE IOWA CORN SPONSORED RACE, OVER 5 BILLION DIGITAL, PRINT AND SOCIAL IMPRESSIONS WERE MADE ACROSS ALL PARTIES FOR THE IOWA CORN 300 IN 2015. THE AMERICAN ETHANOL PROGRAM WITH NASCAR PROGRAM IS A COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND GROWTH ENERGY FOCUSED ON VALIDATING E15 AS A HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SAFE FUEL FOR RACING AND EVERY DAY DRIVING. TO DATE, OVER 177 MILLION HAVE BEEN REACHED THROUGH EARNED MEDIA ALONE SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE PROGRAM IN 2011 AND AMERICAN ETHANOL IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 BRANDS RECOGNIZED BY FANS IN NASCAR.  
MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) PARTICIPATES IN ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE UTILIZATION OF CORN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW OR EXPANDED DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MARKETS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREVENTION, MODIFICATION, AND ELIMINATION OF TRADE BARRIERS. AN EXAMPLE OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE US GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION TO BUILD DEMAND INTERNATIONALLY FOR CORN AND CORN PRODUCTS/MEAT. ICGA INVESTMENT IN THOSE FOREIGN TRADE PARTNERS IS MULTIPLIED THROUGH THE INVOLVEMENT OF MANY CORN STATES AND MATCHED WITH GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT. IN STATE, ICGA WORKS TO DEVELOP MARKETS SUCH AS LIVESTOCK THROUGH A COALITION EFFORT WITH 7 OTHER COMMMODITY GROUPS. ETHANOL IS A LEADING MARKET FOR IOWA CORN AND THE ICGA WORKS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CORN ETHANOL THROUGH PUBLIC EVENTS SUCH AS PUMP PROMOTIONS, NASCAR AND THE IOWA CORN 300, AS WELL AS MULTI-PLATFORM ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS INCLUDING BROADCAST, PRINT, RADIO AND SOCIAL MEDIA. ICGA IS ALSO WORKING TO INCREASE HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL IN IOWA AND ACROSS THE US.
Program description   MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) PARTICIPATES IN ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE UTILIZATION OF CORN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW OR EXPANDED DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MARKETS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREVENTION, MODIFICATION, AND ELIMINATION OF TRADE BARRIERS. AN EXAMPLE OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE US GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION TO BUILD DEMAND INTERNATIONALLY FOR CORN AND CORN PRODUCTS/MEAT. ICGA INVESTMENT IN THOSE FOREIGN TRADE PARTNERS IS MULTIPLIED THROUGH THE INVOLVEMENT OF MANY CORN STATES AND MATCHED WITH GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT. IN STATE, ICGA WORKS TO DEVELOP MARKETS SUCH AS LIVESTOCK THROUGH A COALITION EFFORT WITH 7 OTHER COMMMODITY GROUPS. ETHANOL IS A LEADING MARKET FOR IOWA CORN AND THE ICGA WORKS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CORN ETHANOL THROUGH PUBLIC EVENTS SUCH AS PUMP PROMOTIONS, NASCAR AND THE IOWA CORN 300, AS WELL AS MULTI-PLATFORM ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS INCLUDING BROADCAST, PRINT, RADIO AND SOCIAL MEDIA. ICGA IS ALSO WORKING TO INCREASE HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL IN IOWA AND ACROSS THE US.MARKET DEVELOPMENT: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) PARTICIPATES IN ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE UTILIZATION OF CORN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW OR LARGER DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MARKETS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREVENTION, MODIFICATION, AND ELIMINATION OF TRADE BARRIERS. AN EXAMPLE OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDES SUPPORTING CORN MARKETS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES GRAINS COUNCIL AND THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION. ICGA INVESTMENT SUPPORT OF THOSE FOREIGN TRADE PARTNERS IS MULTIPLIED THROUGH THE INVOLVEMENT OF MANY DIFFERENT CORN STATES AND MATCHED WITH GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT. IN STATE, ICGA WORKS TO DEVELOP MARKETS SUCH AS LIVESTOCK THROUGH A COALITION EFFORT WITH 7 OTHER COMMMODITY GROUPS. ETHANOL IS A LEADING MARKET FOR IOWA CORN AND THE ICGA WORKS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CORN ETHANOL THROUGH PUBLIC EVENTS SUCH AS PUMP PROMOTIONS, AND THE IOWA CORN INDY 250, AS WELL AS MULTI-PLATFORM ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS INCLUDING BROADCAST, PRINT, RADIO AND SOCIAL MEDIA
RESEARCH: RESEARCH IS DEMANDING WORK AND IN THE CASE OF THE IOWA CORN GROWER'S ASSOCIATION (ICGA) OUR RESEARCH IS CENTERED ON DEVELOPING NEW USES FOR CORN. WITH THE WORLD CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DISCOVER NEW USES FOR OUR CORN CROP THAT WILL AID IN PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CORN PRODUCTION. THIS IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY AND IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF CORN FARMERS ACROSS THE NATION. THE RESEARCH TEAM AT IOWA CORN IS INVESTIGATING NEW WAYS WE CAN UTILIZE CORN AND WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A PATENT THAT DEALS WITH THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION PROCESS IN MAKING THE COMPOUND ISOSORBIDE, A CORN DERIVED ADDITIVE THAT IS USED TO IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS. THE PATENT, ISSUED BY THE U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, RELATES TO AN IMPROVED PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR ISOSORBIDE. ISOSORBIDE CAN ALSO BE USED TO INCREASE THE BIO CONTENT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES AND OTHER POLYMERS WHILE INCREASING THE USEFUL PROPERTIES LIKE PLASTIC MELTING TEMPERATURE. THE U.S. PATENT NUMBER 9,120,806 TITLED, "DIANHYDROSUGAR PRODUCTION PROCESS" REMOVED THE NEED FOR VACUUM USE OR INERT GAS IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS. IT ALSO GOES AS FAR AS TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTALLY UNDESIRABLE ORGANIC SOLVENTS, WHICH MAKES THE PROCESS CHEAPER ALLOWING FOR GREATER CONSUMPTION OF CORN AND CORN BASED PRODUCTS.
Program description  RESEARCH: RESEARCH IS DEMANDING WORK AND IN THE CASE OF THE IOWA CORN GROWER'S ASSOCIATION (ICGA) OUR RESEARCH IS CENTERED ON DEVELOPING NEW USES FOR CORN. WITH THE WORLD CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DISCOVER NEW USES FOR OUR CORN CROP THAT WILL AID IN PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CORN PRODUCTION. THIS IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY AND IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF CORN FARMERS ACROSS THE NATION. THE RESEARCH TEAM AT IOWA CORN IS INVESTIGATING NEW WAYS WE CAN UTILIZE CORN AND WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A PATENT THAT DEALS WITH THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION PROCESS IN MAKING THE COMPOUND ISOSORBIDE, A CORN DERIVED ADDITIVE THAT IS USED TO IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS. THE PATENT, ISSUED BY THE U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, RELATES TO AN IMPROVED PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR ISOSORBIDE. ISOSORBIDE CAN ALSO BE USED TO INCREASE THE BIO CONTENT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES AND OTHER POLYMERS WHILE INCREASING THE USEFUL PROPERTIES LIKE PLASTIC MELTING TEMPERATURE. THE U.S. PATENT NUMBER 9,120,806 TITLED, "DIANHYDROSUGAR PRODUCTION PROCESS" REMOVED THE NEED FOR VACUUM USE OR INERT GAS IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS. IT ALSO GOES AS FAR AS TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTALLY UNDESIRABLE ORGANIC SOLVENTS, WHICH MAKES THE PROCESS CHEAPER ALLOWING FOR GREATER CONSUMPTION OF CORN AND CORN BASED PRODUCTS.  
RESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) INVESTS IN RESEARCH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TO DEVELOP HIGHER VALUE INDUSTRIAL USES FOR CORN TO INCREASE THE DEMAND AND THE VALUE OF CORN AS A RAW MATERIAL. THE RESEARCH PROGRAMS ALSO PUT CORN GROWER DOLLARS TO WORK BY DEVELOPING CORN TRAITS TO IMPROVE CORN PRODUCTION AND VALUE ADDED PROCESSING. THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT ICGA LEVERAGE THE TECHNOLOGY, PATENTS, AND UPCOMING RESEARCH TO BETTER THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO IOWA'S CORN GROWERS. ULTIMATELY, THESE PROGRAMS WILL DEVELOP INNOVATIONS TO EXPAND THE MARKET FOR THE CORN INDUSTRY AND INCREASE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
Program description   RESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) INVESTS IN RESEARCH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TO DEVELOP HIGHER VALUE INDUSTRIAL USES FOR CORN TO INCREASE THE DEMAND AND THE VALUE OF CORN AS A RAW MATERIAL. THE RESEARCH PROGRAMS ALSO PUT CORN GROWER DOLLARS TO WORK BY DEVELOPING CORN TRAITS TO IMPROVE CORN PRODUCTION AND VALUE ADDED PROCESSING. THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT ICGA LEVERAGE THE TECHNOLOGY, PATENTS, AND UPCOMING RESEARCH TO BETTER THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO IOWA'S CORN GROWERS. ULTIMATELY, THESE PROGRAMS WILL DEVELOP INNOVATIONS TO EXPAND THE MARKET FOR THE CORN INDUSTRY AND INCREASE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.RESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (ICGA) INVESTS IN RESEARCH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TO DEVELOP HIGHER VALUE INDUSTRIAL USES FOR CORN TO INCREASE THE DEMAND AND THE VALUE OF CORN AS A RAW MATERIAL. THE RESEARCH PROGRAMS ALSO PUT CORN GROWER DOLLARS TO WORK BY DEVELOPING CORN TRAITS TO IMPROVE CORN PRODUCTION AND VALUE ADDED PROCESSING. THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT ICGA LEVERAGE THE TECHNOLOGY, PATENTS, AND UPCOMING RESEARCH TO BETTER THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO IOWA'S CORN GROWERS. ULTIMATELY, THESE PROGRAMS WILL DEVELOP INNOVATIONS TO EXPAND THE MARKET FOR THE CORN INDUSTRY AND INCREASE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
RESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION RESEARCH IS CENTERED ON DEVELOPING NEW USES FOR CORN AND IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY OF GROWING CORN. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DISCOVER NEW USES TO HELP CREATE DEMAND FOR THE SURPLUS CROP. IN ADDITION, WE FUND RESEARCH TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CORN PRODUCTION. THIS IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY AND IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF CORN FARMERS ACROSS THE NATION. THE RESEARCH TEAM AT IOWA CORN WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A PATENT THAT DEALS WITH THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF BIOPLASTICS BY MAKING A NEW CHEMICAL THAT IS USED TO MAKE PLASTIC BOTTLES. IN ADDITION, IOWA CORN HAS BEEN AWARDED A PATENT FOR A TRANSGENIC CORN PLANT THAT IMPROVES NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY.
Program descriptionRESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION RESEARCH IS CENTERED ON DEVELOPING NEW USES FOR CORN AND IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY OF GROWING CORN. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DISCOVER NEW USES TO HELP CREATE DEMAND FOR THE SURPLUS CROP. IN ADDITION, WE FUND RESEARCH TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CORN PRODUCTION. THIS IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY AND IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF CORN FARMERS ACROSS THE NATION. THE RESEARCH TEAM AT IOWA CORN WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A PATENT THAT DEALS WITH THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF BIOPLASTICS BY MAKING A NEW CHEMICAL THAT IS USED TO MAKE PLASTIC BOTTLES. IN ADDITION, IOWA CORN HAS BEEN AWARDED A PATENT FOR A TRANSGENIC CORN PLANT THAT IMPROVES NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY.RESEARCH: THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION RESEARCH IS CENTERED ON DEVELOPING NEW USES FOR CORN AND IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY OF GROWING CORN. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DISCOVER NEW USES TO HELP CREATE DEMAND FOR THE SURPLUS CROP. IN ADDITION, WE FUND RESEARCH TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CORN PRODUCTION. THIS IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY AND IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF CORN FARMERS ACROSS THE NATION. THE RESEARCH TEAM AT IOWA CORN WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A PATENT THAT DEALS WITH THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF BIOPLASTICS BY MAKING A NEW CHEMICAL THAT IS USED TO MAKE PLASTIC BOTTLES. IN ADDITION, IOWA CORN HAS BEEN AWARDED A PATENT FOR A TRANSGENIC CORN PLANT THAT IMPROVES NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$18,865,911.00$18,949,004.00$17,571,975.00$16,991,674.00$17,789,840.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$170,300.00$46,476.00$91,770.00$29,602.00$184,591.00
Investment income, current yr$59,685.00-$60,251.00-$47,609.00$381,658.00$17,654.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$170,300.00$46,476.00$91,770.00$29,602.00$184,591.00
Total unrelated business revenue$5,724.00-$77,355.00-$62,966.00$35,224.00$13,167.00
Other revenue, current yr$132,852.00$114,555.00$116,853.00$121,544.00$121,135.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00-$77,355.00-$62,966.00$31,627.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$18,503,074.00$18,848,224.00$17,410,961.00$16,458,870.00$17,466,460.00
Gross receipts$18,865,911.00$18,949,004.00$17,571,975.00$18,177,341.00$17,789,840.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$170,300.00$46,476.00$91,770.00$29,602.00$184,591.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$132,852.00$114,555.00$116,853.00$121,544.00$121,135.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$43,632.00-$60,251.00-$47,609.00$49,423.00$17,654.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$18,782,297.00$19,050,685.00$17,466,358.00$16,484,173.00$14,695,968.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$138,542.00$133,628.00$103,884.00$85,968.00$66,379.00
Legal fees (total)$37,281.00$49,813.00$23,886.00$28,853.00$32,180.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$16,100,162.00$16,864,008.00$17,865,845.00$14,459,638.00$15,661,755.00
Total assets, beginning of year$16,864,008.00$17,865,845.00$14,459,638.00$15,661,755.00$11,810,840.00
Total liabilities$4,203,649.00$4,980,460.00$6,000,214.00$2,649,968.00$4,362,016.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$4,980,460.00$6,000,214.00$2,649,968.00$4,362,016.00$3,493,471.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$11,694,751.00$11,727,146.00$11,728,437.00$11,649,768.00$11,118,756.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$201,762.00$156,402.00$137,194.00$159,902.00$180,983.00
Net assets$11,896,513.00$11,883,548.00$11,865,631.00$11,809,670.00$11,299,739.00
Net assets, beginning of year$11,883,548.00$11,865,631.00$11,809,670.00$11,299,739.00$8,317,369.00
Other liabilities$2,425,764.00$3,504,848.00$4,787,607.00$1,456,685.00$1,485,837.00
Investments: other securities$3,778,936.00$2,477,008.00$2,192,734.00$875,797.00$438,376.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$5,421,200.00$6,102,455.00$5,818,107.00$6,739,250.00$5,645,187.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$6,102,455.00$5,818,107.00$6,739,250.00$5,645,187.00$3,616,855.00
Investments -- program-related$73,417.00$72,511.00$72,872.00$73,254.00$72,821.00
Inventories for sale or use   $0.00$13,460.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$83,614.00-$101,681.00$105,617.00$507,501.00$3,093,872.00
Advertising (total)$3,008,269.00$2,766,240.00$2,583,384.00$2,725,055.00$2,442,447.00
Savings & temp cash investment$3,218,872.00$3,563,433.00$4,064,653.00$4,154,559.00$2,585,555.00
Accounts receivable, net$120,270.00$141,267.00$202,667.00$187,473.00$2,567,222.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,768,143.00$2,732,584.00$3,697,026.00$607,079.00$1,343,073.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,512,164.00$1,217,065.00$956,949.00$912,422.00$2,615,548.00
Deferred revenue$265,721.00$258,547.00$255,658.00$280,861.00$260,631.00
Total net assets or fund balances$11,896,513.00$11,883,548.00$11,865,631.00$11,809,670.00$11,299,739.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$55,425.00$55,425.00$54,077.00$52,382.00$48,517.00
Payment to affiliates$1,761,000.00$2,530,300.00$2,714,300.00$2,538,600.00$2,828,900.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1413161520
Number of independent voting members1413161520
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-012012-09-01
Tax year end date2017-08-012016-08-012015-08-012014-08-012013-08-01
Has local chaptersTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Org has controlled entityTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-04-032017-08-162016-07-262015-05-142014-05-01
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201830749349301528201710869349300046201640929349300804201540999349301154201420949349300822
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