This week KyCorn held their board meeting in Louisville, KY. The meeting began Wednesday with a meeting of the KyCorn Promotion Council and Executive Committee and concluded Thursday with a joint meeting of the board members and promotion council.
The board received updates and proposals from a variety of external organizations including NCGA, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Meat Export Federation and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council about their on-going projects, new projects and involvement opportunities for KyCorn. The board also heard from their longtime partner of biofuels efforts Thorntons about their current business plan for blender pumps in the Chicago area, and their plans for advancing a variety of mid-level and high-level ethanol blends in KY.
Program, communications and legislative updates were also presented. The board authorized the fourth class of the CORE Farmer Program, an agronomy based leadership program, and approved new water quality communications plans that will take place this year.
Wednesday night, Senator Paul Hornback, Senate Ag Committee Chairman and a farmer from Shelbyville, joined KyCorn board members. Senator Hornback was awarded a plaque in appreciation of his service and dedication to Kentucky agriculture by one of his constituents, Philip McCoun, Chairman of the KY Corn Promotion Council.