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Published June 13, 2009, 01:03 PM

Kulm, N.D., farmer in line to head corn group

Bart Schott of Kulm has been elected first vice president for the 2010 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. He eventually will become president and then chairman of the group's Corn Board.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK — A North Dakota farmer is in line to head the National Corn Growers Association.

Bart Schott of Kulm has been elected first vice president for the 2010 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. He eventually will become president and then chairman of the group's Corn Board. Officers are rotated through the three positions each fiscal year.

The 15-member NCGA Corn Board executes the organization's policy and strategic vision, and also handles financial affairs.

Schott and his family are third- and fourth-generation farmers raising no-till corn, soybeans and wheat. He also runs a seed business. Schott has served as chairman of the North Dakota Corn Council and is a member of the national group's finance committee.

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