(Posted Tue. Sep 4th, 2012)
Sept. 4: Membership at the National Corn Growers Association continued to climb again last month, smashing the previous record set in July of 38,369. With 38,623 members at the close of August, NCGA set an all-time high membership record for the third consecutive month.
“While NCGA’s new membership record is partially attributable to the ongoing popularity of its National Corn Yield Contest, it is of note that an overwhelming majority of those joining this month did so because of efforts put forth by the state corn associations and their network of recruiters,” said NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt. “Both at the state and national level, we understand the importance of our work at NCGA and that representing the voting power of over 38,000 farmer members means something on Capitol Hill when you are fighting to secure an equitable farm bill or preserve the Renewable Fuels Standard.”
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 that 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.
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