(Posted Tue. May 7th, 2013)
May 7: Membership at the National Corn Growers Association reached a new all-time high with 38,810 on the rolls as April closed. This membership record replaces the former of 38,623 members at the close of August in 2012, when the association had set new records for three consecutive months.
“What is truly unique about this record is that it comes at a time when we usually do not see increased new membership attributable to the National Corn Yield Contest, which normally drives enrollment increases,” said NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt. “Setting a record of this nature at this time clearly demonstrates the value our state organizations and farmers across the country see in the work we do. Whether working to promote innovations that increase opportunity or voicing the support of America’s farmers for the Renewable Fuels Standard in Washington, NCGA draws upon the strength of its more than 38,000 members so that, together, we can accomplish much more than we ever could acting alone.”
Throughout NCGA’s history, grassroots efforts have been the strength and driving force behind the organization.
“NCGA programs remain completely farmer-driven, with growers behind each step of a project from conception through the realization of its goals,” stated Hunnicutt. “The farmers who actively participate in the organization do so because they value giving back to their industry, putting the interests of the greatest number of farmers from across the country first in every decision they make.”
NCGA has members across the contiguous United States. It is part of a federation in cooperation with grower associations and checkoff boards from 28 states, and represents over 300,000 growers who contribute corn checkoff funds in their states. Click here for more information on NCGA membership.