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ISA, ICMC and ICGA Hire Veteran Journalist as News and Media Relations Manager

Media Contact: Melanie Fitzpatrick,, 317-614-0377

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 1, 2018) — The Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Indiana Corn Growers Association invite their media partners to contact Dave Blower Jr. for assistance. Reporting to Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications, Melanie Fitzpatrick, Blower was hired earlier this month as the groups’ news and media relations manager.

For media-related questions or requests, contact him by email at or call the office at 317-644-0980. Blower’s cell number is 317-690-0477.

For the past 18-plus years, Blower has worked as the senior editor of Farm World newspaper, a weekly publication that serves the farmers of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. In total, Blower’s newspaper career has spanned 28 years with stops at the Brazil (Ind.) Times, the Holyoke (Colo.) Enterprise and The Rochester (Ind.) Sentinel.

As a professional writer and editor for many years, Blower is sensitive to the timely deadlines of working media, and he hopes to assist in a prompt manner to all requests.

“I am very excited about this new chapter in my career,” Blower said. “While at Farm World, I always appreciated the role the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn fulfilled in the state’s ag community. Now I am truly looking forward to contributing to this skilled and professional team while spreading the good news we have to tell.”

Blower is a 1990 graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 26 years, and they live in rural Madison County, Ind. The couple has four children: Samuel, Jacob, Eli and Ann.


The Indiana Corn Growers Association board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 9 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 800 ICGA members statewide.


The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit for more information.


This communication was funded with checkoff dollars.