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Walter Goeppinger, Boone, Honored at Iowa Corn Gala Dinner

Posted on 04 January 2018 by KWBG

The Iowa Corn leaders 50th anniversary gala dinner at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates on Dec. 18 in Des Moines honored the man who started it all:  Boone native, Walter Goeppinger. Born in 1911, Goeppinger was a lifelong resident of Boone, a 1933 Iowa State College graduate and a visionary leader for agriculture. He founded the Iowa Corn Growers and National Corn Growers associations and served as the first chairman of what is now called the U.S. Grains Council and helped form strong relationships with many of the international customers Iowa corn farmers have yet today.

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