(Posted Thu. Jul 26th, 2012)
July 26: At a meeting last week in Washington, the National Corn Growers Association’s Grower Services Action Team reviewed new membership benefits, NCGA communications efforts and the Leadership At Its Best program. They also enjoyed a special presentation on social media by a communications official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Our team has a great portfolio of responsibilities, and we’re very happy to see record membership and record investment in our programs by the state checkoff organizations,” said Brandon Hunnicutt, a Nebraska grower who chairs the Grower Services Action Team. “From member benefits to leadership development to our award-winning communications programs, NCGA and its state associations have helped create a grassroots association that is effective and respected nationwide.”
At its July 16-17 meeting, the team reviewed strategic plans for membership and communications for 2013. With more than 37,000 members and growing, NCGA is well on its way to meeting the goal of 40,000 members by 2020, as expressed in the NCGA Strategic Plan, Hunnicutt noted.
The team also reviewed NCGA’s involvement in four key image programs: The Corn Farmers Coalition, CommonGround, American Ethanol Racing and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.