The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) elected officers to serve the organization in 2006 during their March board meeting.
Brian Woldt of Wentworth, S.D., was re-elected to serve a second year as president for the SDCUC. Woldt was first elected president of the organization in 2005 and was eligible for a two-year term.
Jerry Rubendall of Mitchell, S.D. was elected as vice president for the SDCUC. Rubendall previously served as chairman of the board in 2005.
Mike Randall of Dell Rapids, S.D. was chosen as secretary for the SDCUC. Randall has held several leadership positions on the SDCUC board and in his community. He is also an active member and previously served as president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.
Craig Swanson of Chamberlain, S.D. is the new treasurer for the SDCUC. He also serves the board as chairman of the SDCUC Research Committee.
Clint Vanneman of Ideal, S.D. was chosen as chairman of the SDCUC board. Most recently, Vanneman held the vice president position for the SDCUC.
The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) is one of the most active commodity organizations in South Dakota, serving the interests of all South Dakota corn producers. The SDCUC is a board of 15 farmers from across the state who are elected by their fellow corn producers. This producer board has the mission of increasing the profitability of all South Dakota corn producers. They do this by developing and maintaining new and existing markets for corn and corn products.
The SDCUC collects and administers the 1-cent check-off, which is remitted on each bushel of corn sold in South Dakota. This special fund makes needed corn utilization research possible, provides for promotion and education about the industry and allows the SDCUC to develop new and innovative uses for corn and corn byproducts which benefit South Dakota economically and environmentally.