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Tim Burrack celebrated for 15-year service to USGC

Burrack has had a significant impact on the growth of the ethanol industry and the promotion of corn and soybean farming.

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At the 21st International Membership Meeting and 64th Annual Membership Meeting of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Iowa farmer Tim Burrack was recognized for his 15 years of dedication and service to the organization. The event, which took place from February 14-16, honored Burrack's contributions to the agricultural sector, particularly in corn and soybean farming.

Operating a 2,000-acre farm in Northeast Iowa, Burrack is not only an active member of the Iowa Corn Growers’ Association (ICGA) but has also played a significant role in the USGC. He has been a part of the Council's Ethanol Advisory Team (A-Team) and served as the corn sector director on the Council's board of directors. Burrack's commitment to the Council extended internationally, as he represented the organization on missions to China, Japan, Taiwan, and the European Union.

Burrack's journey with the Council began 33 years ago when a broken arm temporarily prevented him from working on his farm. This unforeseen circumstance led him to seek a director role on the ICGA board. Reflecting on his career, Burrack noted, “I was 40 years old and all I had done at that point in time was work on the farm and tend livestock. I thought, ‘there’s got to be more out there in life,’ and so I got involved with the ICGA and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.”

One of the most significant changes Burrack witnessed during his tenure with the Council is the rise of the ethanol industry and the evolution of the Council’s efforts in marketing ethanol and its byproducts, alongside feed grains. He remarked on the rapid growth of the ethanol industry and the emergence of distiller’s dried grains with solubles, noting the vital role the Council has played in these developments.

Despite his extensive involvement with the Council, Burrack remains actively engaged in farming and is preparing to plant his 51st crop this year. He continues to dedicate his spare time to attending meetings and conferences, sharing insights about future corn markets and the work of the Council with fellow producers.

The USGC extends its congratulations to Tim Burrack for his remarkable achievements and long-standing commitment to the Council and the agricultural community.

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