National Corn Growers Association
Garry Niemeyer, a farmer in Auburn, Ill., serves as first vice president of the CornBoard of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a farmer-directed trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington.
Niemeyer and his wife, Cheryl, farm corn and soybeans in Auburn, Ill. He has been a farmer for 40 years and has been a member of NCGA since 1995.
On the national level, Niemeyer serves on the NCGA Finance Committee and has been the Corn Board liaison to NCGA’s Joint Trade Policy A-Team. He also has served as a member of the Ethanol Committee and the Production and Stewardship Action Team and as the organization’s liaison to the Food and Agricultural Exporters Alliance.
Niemeyer served as president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association in 2002 and as vice president in 2001. In 2000, he chaired the Illinois Corn Growers Association Legislative Team. Niemeyer has been involved in public relations and market development at the state and national levels.
Niemeyer received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois. He and his wife have three children: Angela, Stephanie and Timothy.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents approximately 35,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.