News Release from the Iowa Seed Association
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Seed Association (ISA) named Chuck Cornelius of Bellevue, Iowa, as 2019 Board President
during the 2019 ISA annual meeting in Des Moines. The full 2019 board was confirmed and announced on February 13.
The association also held the annual Iowa Seed Forum prior to the annual meeting.
Cornelius is currently the President and Production Manager of Cornelius Seed Company in Bellevue, Iowa. Chuck joined
the family business after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy, extending the company’s
family owned heritage to the 4th generation.
Also rising in the ranks of the ISA board is Chris Latham of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, named 1st Vice President and Randy
Ramundt of Bayer CropScience, named 2nd Vice President. 2018 ISA President Jim Webster of Corteva Agriscience
moved to Past President and will help on the board for one final year.
Each seat on the ISA serves a three-year term until the term either expires or the board member is nominated to the
leadership track to become board president. Newly added to the board of directors include Brooke Achenbach of Syngenta
and Terry Garner of BASF. Both Achenbach and Garner will serve on the ISA board until 2022.
Full board contact information can be accessed online www.iowaseed.org.
Full Board of Directors Listing
- Brooke Achenbach, Syngenta
- Adam Anderson, Corteva Agriscience
- Jim Anderson, Remington Seeds, LLC
- Jeremiah Andorf, Bayer CropsScience
- Chuck Cornelius, Cornelius Seed Company
- Terry Garner, BASF
- Chris Latham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds
- 1st Vice President
- Randy Ramundt, Bayer CropScience
- 2nd Vice President
- Jim Rouse, Iowa Crop Improvement Association
- Tom Severson, Agvantage FS
- Jim Webster, Corteva Agriscience
- Past President
- Dr. Manjit Misra, Iowa Seed Science Center
- Director – Appointed
The Iowa Seed Association strives to promote the seed industry, research pertaining to the betterment of agriculture, and to cooperate with educational and regulatory authorities in the development of a sound and effective seed program for the advancement of agriculture. For more information about the Iowa Seed Association, please go to: www.iowaseed.org.