1. The purposes of the board shall be to:

 a. Provide for market development.
 b. Provide for research and education programs directed toward better and more efficient production, marketing, and utilization of corn and corn products.
 c. Provide methods and means, including, but not limited to, public relations and other promotion techniques for the maintenance of present markets.
 d. Assist in development of new or larger markets, both domestic and foreign, for corn and corn products.
 e. Work for prevention, modification, or elimination of trade barriers which obstruct the free flow of corn and corn products to market.
 f. Promote the production and marketing of ethanol.
 g. Administer the financial assistance program as provided in section 185C.11A.
 h. Support education and training programs, or demonstration projects, which improve the production and marketing of corn or corn products or which improve environmental stewardship practices when producing corn.
 i. Grant academic scholarships to full-time graduate and postgraduate students engaged in the study of areas or subjects relating to improving or increasing the production, marketing, or utilization of corn or corn products.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 185C.11

  • Board: means the Iowa corn promotion board established by this chapter. See Iowa Code 185C.1
  • Corn: means and includes all kinds of varieties of corn marketed or sold as corn by the producer but shall not include sweet corn or popcorn or seed corn. See Iowa Code 185C.1
  • Market development: means to engage in research and educational programs directed toward better and more efficient utilization of corn; to provide methods and means, including but not limited to, public relations and other promotion techniques for the maintenance of present markets; to provide for the development of new or larger domestic and foreign markets; and to provide for the prevention, modification, or elimination of trade barriers which obstruct the free flow of corn. See Iowa Code 185C.1
 2. The board may carry out these purposes directly or contract with recognized and qualified persons.