12-14-16 Mike Lefever of Longmont elected Colorado Corn Administrative Committee president

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Mike Lefever of Longmont elected Colorado Corn Administrative Committee president

During its board meeting this month, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) elected new executives, voting in Mike Lefever as CCAC president.

Lefever – a Longmont-area resident, who farms in eastern Colorado near Haxtun – takes over for Doug Wilson, who had served in that capacity since the passing of former CCAC President Charlie Bartlett earlier in the year.

The CCAC is a producer-led organization that determines how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in the state) are invested in research, market development, outreach, and education projects and endeavors.

“These are our fellow farmers’ dollars, and we absolutely owe it to them to make sure they’re invested wisely in an effort to make the industry better for all producers,” said Lefever, who, in addition to farming, is a retired Longmont firefighter, having served in that capacity for 35 years. “This is a responsibility the Administrative Committee has never taken lightly. Every time these dollars are invested, it’s only been done so after thoughtful discussion and a thorough consideration of our commitment to producers. And I guarantee that will continue going forward.”

The CCAC executive committee is now rounded out by Troy Schneider of Cope serving as vice president, Kenny Helling of Idalia taking over as secretary, and John Sullivan of Berthoud serving as treasurer.

Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in the state) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.