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Iowa Corn Growers To Promote Corn Bowl Game Between Palo Alto County Teams

By Staff | Oct 20, 2016

THE?SPOILS?OF?VICTORY - This trophy will go to the winner of Friday’s in-county matchup between GT/RA and WBM/GCB. The Corn Bowl trophy is being sponsore by the Iowa Corn Growers and Palo Alto County Corn Growers Associations. -- submitted photo

It could become a game as eagerly anticipated as the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale.

The Palo Alto County Corn Growers and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board announced Monday, Oct 16, that they will sponsor the First Palo Alto County Corn Bowl game, an in-county rivalry football game between the West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate Wolverines and the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans on Friday, October 21.

The game will kickoff at 7 p.m. in West Bend. The winner of the game will receive the Palo Alto Corn Bowl trophy, which will be housed in their school’s trophy case for the next year and will give the victors the honor of being known as Palo Alto County Corn Bowl Champions!

“The Palo Alto Corn Growers are proud to sponsor this title matchup between our hometown high school football teams,” said PACCG President Mike Poeppe. “Whoever wins the game, we as corn farmers will be the biggest winners because we get to share our message and passion for what we do with our community.”

PACCG is active in supporting agricultural education in our local schools. Sponsoring an annual FFA quiz bowl and being an active participant in EPAK (an educational program for the county’s fourth graders) are some of the ways PACCG is providing educational assistance to our local students. On a state level, Iowa Corn is active in providing college scholarships for high school seniors and college students.

Iowa Corn is comprised of two organizations whose mission is “To Create Opportunities for Long-Term Iowa Corn Grower Profitability”. There are many ways this mission is accomplished:

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership driven organization which is one of the most effective and influential agricultural organizations in the country lobbying on pro-farmer issues at both the state and federal level.

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) represents thousands of Iowa farmers creating an economic climate in which the Iowa corn industry will be successful through research, market development and education. ICPB invests is putting it resources into building and maintaining domestic and world-wide markets to expand markets and promote corn in all forms. Iowa corn invest in programs and activities which raise awareness and educate consumers and further expand the ethanol demand in our state. On the local level, we are promoting the use of ethanol as a clean air alternative for Iowa.

The foundation of Iowa Corn is built from the grassroots. If you are interested in joining the Palo Alto Corn Growers and becoming active in our organization, please contact PACCG’s president, Mike Poeppe at 712-298-1623 or email at poeppe4@gmail.com.