(Posted Fri. Aug 4th, 2017)
The National Corn Growers Association is seeking applications from members interested in working on an NCGA action team in the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. This service provides growers an opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of their industry and to become a part of the national agricultural leadership community.
“As a grassroots organization, NCGA relies on its members to take an active role in shaping the course of our activities, programs and policies to unify and lead our industry forward,” said NCGA First Vice President Kevin Skunes. “With our new team structures, we have more unique, specific opportunities to participate in all of the areas the organization touches. I urge all interested members to take their involvement to the next level while exploring in great depth the areas which interest them the most.”
The teams, which will be entering their second fiscal year in this format include: Corn Productivity and Quality; Consumer Engagement; Ethanol; Feed, Food and Industrial; Freedom to Operate; Market Access; Risk Management and Stewardship. Positions are also available on Organizational Teams and Standing Committees, which include CornPAC and the Engaging Members Committee.
Qualified applicants must be an NCGA member or prospective member and/or contribute to their state checkoff program, if applicable. Ideal candidates should have interest or expertise in a particular area relevant to the team focus.
Action Teams represent a cross-section of corn production. The teams may utilize staff, growers and industry members to serve as resources, as determined by the action team chair.
For the Action Team Application, click here. Deadline for receipt of applications in the state corn association offices, where applicable, is August 11. State offices will then coordinate applications and submit directly to NCGA by August 18. Interested parties can contact Kathy Baker at the NCGA office with questions, at (636) 733-9004.