The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Josh Miller, a farmer representing the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, as chairman of its Board of Directors at its 62nd Annual Board of Delegates Meeting last month in Sacramento, California. Miller recently sat down with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to discuss his chairman’s theme for the year and what he hopes to accomplish during his time as chairman.
“It is important to me to learn as much as I possibly can – not just about how to do the best job I can on the farm, but also to learn as much as I can about how what I do affects the world as a whole – how my efforts create global ripple effects that help sustain those who need what I grow the most,” Miller said during his incoming remarks.
The fifth-generation producer from Anderson, Indiana, grows corn, soybeans and wheat, primarily as a no-till row crop operation.
“The Grains Council’s mission as a whole is developing markets, enabling trade and improving lives, and my challenge to the delegate body in my chairman’s theme this year is to Live the Mission,” Miller said.
Over the next year, Miller said he looks forward to the grand opening ceremony for the Council’s India office, and he is also encouraged by the progress being made in markets across the African continent.
“I think that we have a unique opportunity there to be more involved in the continent of Africa, in a multitude of countries within that continent, just to make sure we’re making our presence known and forging those relationships in a multitude of ways, with feed milling and feed rations and poultry production just to name a few,” Miller said.
“We are coming out of an unprecedented time of a pandemic, with global trade issues, fuel and energy costs are on the rise, so it’s important now that we stay focused on our mission.”
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.