Our Mission

The Kentucky Corn Growers Association is dedicated to growing opportunities for Kentucky corn farmers in a changing industry. This grassroots organization, founded in 1982, represents the interests of more than 6,000 corn farmers in the Commonwealth by:

  • Providing a voice for producers to influence beneficial legislation and regulation at the state and federal levels,
  • Enhancing and expanding potential uses and markets for corn to improve producer profitability,
  • Investing in research that will help farmers achieve greater production yields while reducing environmental impact, and
  • Protecting and improving the image of agriculture and farmers through consumer education.

KyCorn is an official state affiliate of the National Corn Growers Association

Our Leadership

The KyCGA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of grower members (two from each membership district and one from each eligible regional association) and industry and extension representatives. The Board of Directors set policy and program priorities for Kentucky, help guide policy and program priorities of the National Corn Growers Association, and advises the Kentucky Corn Promotion Council on project funding.



Richard Strode
Daviess County


Vice President

Mark Roberts
Henry County



Richard Preston
Hardin County





Board of Directors

District 1 Representatives
Steve Kelley, Carlisle Co.
Megan Bell, Graves Co.

District 2 Representatives
Micah Lester, Christian Co.
Joseph Sisk, Christian Co.

District 3 Representatives
Matt Castlen, Daviess Co.
Dustin White, Union Co.

District 4 Representatives
Richard Preston, Hardin Co.
Joel Armistead, Logan Co. 

District 5 Representatives
James Tucker, Shelby Co.
Mark Roberts, Henry Co.

District 6 Representatives
Dale Appelman, Bracken Co.
Chris Pierce, Pulaski Co.

Local Corn Grower Assn. Representatives
Travis Hancock, Union Co.
Michael Buckman, Lincoln Trail - RESIGNED
Richard Strode, Green River
Alan Hubble, Southeast Ky.

Industry Representatives
Jeff Rice, Rice Agri-Marketing LLC
Brian Lacefield, FNB, Inc.
John Danesi, Whayne Agri-Business

Extension Representative
Curt Judy, Todd Co.

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