Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds (ATAC)
The USDA appointed directors from the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to an influential committee on trade this week. ISA board member Kendell Culp, owner of Culp Family Farm near Rensselaer, Ind., and Michael D. Nichols, owner of Nichols Family Farms near Rockport, Ind., accepted appointments to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds (ATAC) effective June 15, 2019.
“From a policy standpoint, we need to collaborate with other agricultural organizations and industry partners to promote and protect our industry and producers,” Culp said. “We need to be vocal and vigilant in our efforts to advance our agenda and promotional efforts.”
Nichols grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his family’s farm in Spencer County, Ind. The fourth generation on his family’s farm, Nichols started working there in 1974. In addition to farming, Nichols owns and operates Nichols Farms Crop Insurance. He has 14 years of experience on the ICGA board. Nichols previously served on the ATAC, and has also worked on the National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee. Nichols said his goal is to build a better future for the next generation of farmers.
The Indiana Corn Growers Association, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 9 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana soybean or Indiana corn checkoff dollars.
— Indiana Corn Marketing Council