October 7, 2023


  • CCPC Elects New Officers, Welcomes New Board Members
  • Heartland Team Shares U.S. Story with Customers in Korea, Japan
  • Grants Available for Projects Showcasing Agrivoltaics in Colorado
  • Minnesota Farmer Harold Wolle Becomes NCGA President
  • Citizen Advocate Webinar: The Virtual Advocacy Toolkit & Conducting Virtual Meetings with Congress
  • Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest
  • Colorado Ag Water Summit - Registration Now Available

CCPC Elects New Officers, Welcomes New Board Members

The Colorado Corn Promotion Council is pleased to announce that three directors have been elected to serve in leadership positions including President, Vice President/Treasurer and Secretary. The elected members are as follows: 

  • President: Matt Mulch, Burlington, CO 
  • Vice President/Treasurer: Jessica Brophy, Yuma, CO 
  • Secretary: Wayne Brew, Delta, CO 


This is Matt’s first term as President, and he served as Secretary last year. Jessica and Wayne are new to the leadership team. All three have served on the CCPC Board of Directors before. 


“My goals for the next year are to continue the work on our strategic plan and continue to help our partners in the livestock and fuel industries utilizing corn. I hope to continue to get more producer involvement on our action teams and use the teams to broaden our engagement with the corn producers of Colorado,” said Matt Mulch, President for the CCPC. 


He continued, " I have served on the board for a while now first as an alternate and now as an officer, and hope that my experience can help the council and the producers of Colorado.” 


The Colorado Corn Promotion Council also welcomes two new directors to the board. The Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg recently appointed Kyle May of Stratton and Stratton Kraft of Fort Morgan, joining five others on the board. The seven members include: 

  • Matt Mulch, Burlington, CO 
  • Alex Eckhardt, La Salle, CO 
  • Jeremy Fix, Wray, CO 
  • Jessica Brophy, Yuma, CO 
  • Wayne Brew, Delta, CO 
  • Kyle May, Stratton, CO - New 
  • Stratton Kraft, Fort Morgan, CO – New 

Heartland Team Shares U.S. Story with Customers in Korea, Japan

A delegation of U.S. producers and agricultural leaders from numerous states visited Seoul and Tokyo to see how checkoff dollars work to build demand for U.S. red meat in two leading export markets. CCPC Executive Director Nicholas Colglazier and (now) CCPC President Matt Mulch attended this mission.


Grants Available for Projects Showcasing Agrivoltaics in Colorado

To help demonstrate one of the many ways agriculture can contribute to addressing the effects of climate change, Colorado is investing $500,000 in projects that help advance the use of agrivoltaics in the state. 

Agrivoltaics is the practice of co-locating solar energy installations and agriculture, with crops or grazing land beneath or between rows of photovoltaic panels. Now, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners with innovative ideas on how to use agrivoltaics in Colorado will have a chance to apply for funding for their projects. 


Minnesota Farmer Harold Wolle Becomes NCGA President

Harold Wolle, a corn farmer from Madelia, Minn., took over as president of the National Corn Growers Association this week.


During a press conference today, Wolle talked about his goals over the next year, saying reauthorizing a farm bill that reflects the priorities of corn growers will be a pressing concern. He also noted that he plans to push for support of the Next Generation Fuels Act in the House and Senate while making ethanol a go-to biofuel in the aviation sector.


Citizen Advocate Webinar: The Virtual Advocacy Toolkit & Conducting Virtual Meetings with Congress

Mountain West Pesticide Education & Safety Training (PEST) is happy to announce pesticide applicator recertification workshops around Colorado this upcoming training season. All of these workshops provide ALL seven required core credits. The workshops are open to both private and commercial applicators as well as applicator technicians. If you are a commercial applicator and need category credits, please contact MWPEST.

Workshops are posted at http://www.mountainwestpest.com/continuing-education.html

Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest

Fields-of-Corn.com, the official photo contest of the National Corn Growers Association (NGCA), relaunched on the first of September.


Open to all, NCGA invites photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America. Through this contest, NCGA seeks high-resolution photos to document the rich history of growing corn, captured from seed to harvest as well as the tenacious families that grow it. Entries will be accepted through the end of November and will be available to accumulate votes directly through the website, closing on December 31.


Photographers will be competing for 26 awards over eight categories. Visa gift card prizes range up to $500. Winners will be announced in January 2024.

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Colorado Ag Water Summit - Registration Now Available

Join farmers, ranchers, and water managers around the state to discuss water issues impacting the agricultural community at the Colorado Ag Water Summit.

Date: November 29-30, 2023

Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Co


  • The Colorado River: Building a Statewide Ag Response
  • Is WOTUS Dead?
  • Drought Resilience Projects Around the State
  • Taking Advantage of Federal Funding and Investing in Irrigation Infrastructure for The Future
  • Colorado State University TAPS (Testing Ag Performance Solutions): Lessons from Year One
  • Understanding Recent and Future Challenges to the Prior Appropriation System

More Information and registration is available on the website https://www.coagwater.org/summit


  • NCGA Fields of Corn Contest Dec. 31, 2023


  • November 29-30 - Colorado Ag Water Summit

Who is the Colorado Corn Council?

The Colorado Corn Promotion Council (CCPC) oversees how Colorado's corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.

Learn more about the work of our organization at www.coloradocorn.com.

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