(Posted Fri. Apr 15th, 2016)
In 2015, the National Corn Growers Association launched the Reaching for Excellence award. Developed through the Grower Services Action Team, this award spotlights new approaches to challenges state corn grower associations face and brings forth creative solutions others in similar solutions might find helpful. While the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association took home the award during Commodity Classic in March, NCGA received six excellent submissions which all offer innovative new solutions.
The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team was created to assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board in developing programs that target and enhance Iowa Corn’s relationship with those individuals who are pursuing careers in agricultural production and allied industries. The team, which is made up of students seeking degrees related to agriculture at Iowa colleges and universities, helps Iowa Corn offer relevant programming, increase advocacy and provide services to new stakeholders. Additionally, it fosters the next generation of Iowa Corn leaders and supporters.
NCGA will continue this series and highlight all six of the excellent submissions from state associations this year. Monday, the fourth installment of this series will highlight the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan’s Between the Rows farm tour.