We invite you to join the state and national associations to promote corn and allow us to help you improve your profitability and keep up-to-date on the industry's latest information.
You can also contact Mike Shelby at (636) 733-9004, ext. 120, or your state association directly. Contact information for the state associations is on the link above.
The NCGA-Valent Ag Weather Advisor Program features a complimentary email subscription service designed to complement farmers’ other favorite sources of weather information by providing information not easily available elsewhere. Among the offerings subscribers will receive, each week the BWO Agriculture Weather Outlook will help farmers understand how much rain to expect, days in advance. The AWO is a 10-minute video briefing discussing precipitation and temperature trends for the up-coming week. Also each week, the BWO Agricultural Advisor will provide updates that keep growers fully informed on a variety of agricultural weather topics including a pre- and post-event analysis of precipitation events. And the BWO Long Range Outlook provides a further perspective. Click here to subscribe.
PFI Western Store is your one-stop shop for work wear, cowboy hats, boots and western apparel. It originated in 1975 as Preferred Farmers Incorporated, a dusty livestock feed and farm supply business located in Springfield, Missouri. PFI's mission is simple: To be the most creative, customer-respected, people-oriented retailer in America. PFI is anything but ordinary, as suggested by its 30,000 square-foot retail center modeled after a turn-of-the-century train station. NCGA members receive 10% discount when they use the promo code NCGA10. Find them online at www.pfiwestern.com or call them at 800-222-4734.
eLegacyConnect is a dynamic online succession planning community that helps you participate in activities necessary to preserve, promote, and pass the family farm to a well-prepared next generation. The site engages you in succession planning activities that generate results and provides the resources necessary to improve the outcome while encouraging open collaboration among families and professionals advisors. eLegacyConnect puts you in charge of the succession planning process, saves you money and helps you realize your dreams.
NCGA members, friends and family now have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels at exclusive discounted rates. Whether travelling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, you can take advantage of savings that may exceed 50% and average 10-20% below best available rates. Any hotel, anywhere, anytime.
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Get significant discounts on office supplies from the nation’s largest office supplier. Get special 15% off everyday low Web pricing on 50 office essentials, their three top-selling case paper products and 15% off a custom list of the items you buy most often. Free next day shipping on orders over $50.
Register at https://odams.officedepot.com/registrations/portal.php?a=58421637 to either shop online or print out a discount card for in-store shopping.
Lease or purchase virtually any make and model of car or truck, new or used, from Enterprise Fleet Management, the largest purchaser of cars in the nation. Competitive financing and a dedicated salesman from Enterprise will help you find the right car or truck for your operation at fantastic rates. For more information, contact NCGA’s dedicated account manager Craig Young at (314) 889-8543 or email@example.com and tell him you are an NCGA member.
NCGA participates in Ford’s X-Plan vehicle pricing plan. With a unique NCGA partner code, members can access a special website that gives them a reduced price on dozens of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Log in to www.fordpartner.com and members can: • See and research the full range of vehicles available (very few models are excluded) • Determine the special pricing available to members • Find factory rebates and other incentives in their area in addition to the special pricing • Look up area dealers and search dealer inventories or request quotes over the internet Once the member has selected a vehicle or found an area dealer to work with, they need to select a unique, member-specific PIN that will identify them as an NCGA member and deserving of the discount. The member will need the PIN to lock in the final, discounted purchase price. Once the member has logged in to www.fordpartner.com with our partner code—NCGA2—there is a link to the PIN page.
NCGA has formed a Member Purchase Program with Dell that allows members to receive significant discounts on many Dell products. Members can log on to www.dell.com/eppbuy and enter the NCGA ID number PS48542965. Remember that making upgrades can change the cost of units, so please be sure you are comparing apples to apples on not only the systems, but their components within as well.
National Corn Growers Association members can now take advantage of a discount at all Enterprise car rental locations. The discount is 5% off rental fees at Enterprise neighborhood offices and 10% off rentals from their airport locations. To take advantage of the discount in person at a rental location or over the phone, growers simply need to state that they are members of NCGA. For internet rentals, members must use the NCGA partner code: 01RC004. To book your next rental: https://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=002&cust=01RC004
Members can expect an unbeatable selection of fishing equipment, hunting apparel, outdoor gear, footwear, luggage, camping products, gadgets and more. Members receive a 10% discount on the purchase of Cabela’s gift cards. Cabela’s cards can be used for shopping online or at one of their massive retail locations. Contact your state or the national office to place your order. Credit card orders only; please allow 10 days for delivery.
The premier event of every corn growing season since 1965, the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) offers challenges and rewards to each entrant! In 2011, a record 8,425 growers accepted the challenge to test their corn production skill and knowledge by competing with proven winners to reach the ultimate goal of CHAMPION. NCGA wants to challenge you to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new ideas and production techniques, while gleaning knowledge to enhance your future yield potential.
Winners will receive national recognition in publications, such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. At each Commodity Classic, state winners are recognized at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners receive awards at the evening Awards Banquet. For more information on the NCYC, check out the Corn Yield Contest.
Sponsored by BASF Corporation, the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program annually awards five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to qualified second-year undergraduate students (or later) or graduate students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation program at a 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.
Ever wonder why more of your corn grower neighbors aren’t reaping the benefits of NCGA membership? Maybe they haven’t been asked! When you sign them up, you build member strength and we reward your efforts.
To encourage recruiting efforts and recognize your achievements, NCGA provides 2 incentive programs. The more members you recruit, the more points you earn, the more you’re rewarded!
Top National Recruiter Awards
Three Top National Recruiter Awards issued by NCGA for overall cumulative point totals from January 1-December 31, annually. The top three recruiters from across the Corn Belt each receive up to $750 toward expenses at the next Commodity Classic, where they will be recognized during the NCGA Awards Banquet.
Recruiting members earns you Cabela’s Bucks. Points are redeemable for Cabela’s gift cards. For every point earned, a recruiter receives $1.50 toward a Cabela’s Gift Card. There is no cap on the rewards earned.
In addition to programs, NCGA offers great discounts on products and services to its members. The NCGA – NASCAR partnership that helps put American Ethanol in front of 75 million race fans also provides a website for members to enjoy exclusive offers on gadgets, gear, race tickets and more.
Register at www.ncga.com/racing to take advantage of the exclusive access and discounts offered by the American Ethanol partnership