After several attempts by the Extension Service to organize a local Corn Growers group, the York County Corn Growers Association was formed in March 1982. The first recorded minutes available are from April 6, 1982. The first President was Richard Plock. Other directors of the original group were Roger Kaiser, Ralph Epke, Fred Branz, Dave Dickerson, Dale Moore, with Keith Niemann Extension Agent serving as secretary/treasurer.
We started out with thirty five members and appointed Richard Plock to serve as a State Director as we were eligible to have one seat on that Board.
At the December 1983 meeting, two additional directors were added - Mervin Ocken and Boyd Stuhr. Also at that meeting Dave Dickerson was elected President, with Richard Plock- Vice President and Dale Moore-Secretary/Treasurer. The speaker for the State Convention that year was Bob Dole Senator from Kansas.
One of the first projects of the Association was to help farmers run PIK Program comparisons on the AGNET computer system. Daryl Wilton with the local ASCS office helped with the program.
In March 1984, the board agreed to help fund the York Extension Service in the production of a video depicting all of the different things that go into the production of corn in York County. We agreed to fund the project with $150.00. It was made available to area schools and also to anyone else that wanted to use it.
The first annual banquet was held on March 3, 1986 with 86 in attendance.
Currently, the York County Corn Growers Association has 75 active members.
For the York County Plot results goto: York County Plot Results.