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Soil Health Reaches a Summit

(Posted Fri. Jan 30th, 2015)

The Soil Health Partnership ended its first year of demonstration farm implementation with a Soil Health Summit in St. Louis. The Partnership hosted academic experts, industry representatives, conservation specialists and farmers from among the six states participating in the program.   “This event not only made it possible to gather program representatives under one roof for evaluation purposes, but also gave us an opportunity to put a spotlight on soil …

(Posted Thu. Jan 29th, 2015)

Keywords: Ethanol

The National Corn Growers Association today issued the following statement in response to a study released by the World Resources Institute.   Statement by Keith Alverson, South Dakota corn grower and a member of the Corn Board:   “This ‘new’ study is just more of the same, tired arguments Big Oil have been using for years. They simply are not true. In fact, numerous studies by independent, unbiased third …

Training Champions: Fifth Advanced Leadership Class Graduates from Program

(Posted Thu. Jan 29th, 2015)

Corn farmers from across the country traveled to Washington this week to take part in the second phase of the Advanced Leadership program co-sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and Syngenta. This program, now in its fifth year, offers high-level training for a select group of Leadership At Its Best alumni. While in town, participants visited numerous members of the Senate and House of Representatives and received an insider’s …

New Leaders Program Takes Place in Des Moines

(Posted Wed. Jan 28th, 2015)

The participants of the 2015 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program kicked off their involvement this week in Des Moines, where they learned how to better tell their ag story and got a deeper education in industry involvement.   “I was really happy to meet this dedicated group of growers new to industry involvement,” said National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Rob Elliott, an Illinois grower who …

Grassroots Movement Grows at CommonGround 2015 Conference

(Posted Tue. Jan 27th, 2015)

Volunteer women farmers involved in the CommonGround program, along with state and national staff, met in Austin, Texas to share their experiences with the program and welcome new members this week.  Over the course of three days, the participants worked intensively on the tools that they use to share their personal story and that of modern farming with urban and suburban moms through sessions on social media, public speaking and …