Fred Yoder

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Fred Yoder, Plain City, has distinguished himself as a state and national leader in the corn industry. He has farmed for 38 years and grows corn, soybeans and wheat, where they have switched to strictly conservation tillage in the last several years. He also operates a retail farm seed business, selling a variety of seeds. Yoder has served as a great example to others and is a pioneer of innovation on his own family farm. The farm has become multi-generational with the family starting Yoder Ag Services LLC.

Yoder was a member of the Ohio Corn Growers Association Board for 18 years, two of those years as the president. He rose to serve as president of the National Corn Growers Association and continues as an advisor to them in their efforts to develop solutions to current agricultural issues. Yoder has testified on behalf of farmers before congress and serves as an advocate for agriculture locally, nationally and internationally while working to advance grain farming and opening world markets.

He was the recipient of the Ohio Livestock Coalition Environmental Stewardship award in 2010. He's also been awarded the DeKalb's Winner's Circle award, Top Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Sales awards and been recognized by Monsanto with their 30-year dealer recognition award.

He's currently the chairman of Ohio chapter of the 25 x 25 Alliance and the national 25 x 25 Adaptation Work Group. He's a member of the Monsanto Leading Grower Advisory Council, the Ohio Corn Marketing Board of Directors, as well as the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association Board of Directors.

He and his wife Debbie, have two children.