Minnesota Farmer Elected New Chair of USGC


Delegates at the U.S. Grains Council’s Summer Meeting elected Minnesota farmer Chad Willis as chairman of its Board of Directors. Willis represents the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council on the board and says he was drawn to the Council because he needs dependable markets to sustain his operation. “As I’ve served the Council and as I’ve been able to see firsthand by traveling to other countries, it’s a two-way street,” he said in opening remarks. “We need each other.” Willis also added that as the organization recognizes the importance of their grain markets, USGC must continue to build on the value-added markets for DDGS and ethanol. “The value of global trade has so much potential if we work together to access them,” he adds. Willis has been farming since 1997 and has worked in both the corn milling and feed industries. He was a member of the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council before serving on its board. Brent Boydston of Bayer Crop Science was elected the Council’s Secretary-Treasurer. Joshua Miller of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council is the Vice-Chairman.