Ness County farmer Dennis McNinch was elected chairman of the Kansas Corn Commission at the commission’s summer board meeting in Wichita in late August. McNinch represents the west central district on the Kansas Corn Commission.
Southeast Kansas commissioner Randy Small of Neodesha, was elected vice-chairman. Southwest Kansas commissioner Steve Rome, Hugoton, was elected secretary. East Central Kansas Commissioner Pat Ross, Lawrence, was re-elected treasurer.
Outgoing commission chairman Kent Moore of Iuka said he was pleased with the new slate of officers.
“Dennis is an involved, forward-thinking commissioner who will be an excellent leader for us,” Moore said. “I look forward to working with this new officer team.”
McNinch operates a family farm in west central Kansas, producing corn, wheat and sorghum. He previously served as vice chairman of the commission. He is an engaged member of the Kansas Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association. McNinch worked as an ag banker for many years and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwestern College.
The Kansas Corn Commission invests the one-cent-per-bushel corn checkoff in the areas of domestic and foreign market development for corn and corn products, research, promotion and education. For more information on the commission and its programs, visit kscorn.com