(Posted Fri. Aug 30th, 2013)
Aug. 30: Today, the National Corn Growers Association sends off Sarah Gallo with gratitude for her service and best wishes for the future. Gallo departs the position of Director of Public Policy after almost three years to pursue other opportunities promoting agriculture in our nation’s capital. During her tenure, Gallo played a key role in organizing an ongoing dialogue among the entire agricultural value chain about biotechnology and exports, and saw the ratification of multiple key trade agreements including those in Korea, Panama and Colombia.
“Sarah led our efforts to educate members of Congress on biotechnology and trade, working tirelessly as an advocate both for corn farmers and for the tools and policies which they need to thrive,” said Jon Doggett, NCGA Vice President of Public Policy. “She was directly involved in some of NCGA’s major accomplishments over the past three years, including the formation of Maizall, our value chain-wide discussions and worked as a catalyst to bring the industry together, both domestically and internationally, for the benefit of U.S. corn farmers. While she leaves us, the efforts she launched will continue to benefit corn growers for years to come. She will be sorely missed both as a well-respected colleague and a friend.”
Gallo came to NCGA already an accomplished Washington professional and formally trained marine biologist. A Pennsylvania native, her dedication to excellence and indefatigable drive served U.S. corn farmers well and will continue to benefit the industry through her continued work in the agricultural sector.