Olathe farmer elected president of corn committee

Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson

An Olathe farmer has been elected president of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee.

The CCAC board of directors elected Doug Wilson following the death of Charlie Bartlett.

The CCAC oversees the use of proceeds from a check-off assessment of a penny per bushel of corn produced in the state. The money is used for research, marketing development, outreach and other purposes.

“We lost an incredible leader with Charlie’s passing. But we will certainly make it a priority to carry forward with his innovative and forward-thinking spirit as we address the challenges facing agriculture and as we make investments on behalf of Colorado’s corn farmers,” Wilson said.

Wilson had served as vice president of the CCAC. He’s also served on boards representing Western Slope sweet corn producers and on groundwater advisory boards.