Corn growers association honors West Slope legislator

State Senator Don Coram

State Sen. Don Coram is among the latest winners of annual awards bestowed by the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee.

Coram, a Republican from Montrose who represents Senate District 6, was named state legislator of the year. Coram was recognized for his advocacy for water rights for agricultural, local control on education and the western way of life.

Coram was selected in January 2017 to fill a vacancy in Senate District 6. He’d previously served as a state representative since his first election in 2010 in House District 58.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was named U.S. legislator of the year and MillerCoors was named company of the year. Mark Sponsler, chief executive officer of Colorado Corn, was named friend of agriculture.

The Colorado Corn Growers Association serves as an advocacy organization for corn producers. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee manages a one cent a bushel assessment on the sale of grain corn for research, market development and consumer outreach. For more information, visit