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LEADERSHIP

(Posted Mon. Dec 16th, 2013)

Keywords: Corn Board Leadership

Dec. 16: The National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee reminds members that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Corn Board, but less than a month remains for submission.  Through the Corn Board, members can become an integral part of the organization’s leadership.  Click here for the application, which provides complete information on requirements, responsibilities and deadlines.   “Through my years on the Corn Board, I have had the pleasure of working with the wealth of talented, dedicated volunteers who step forward to lead this organization,” said NCGA and Nominating Committee Chairwoman Pam Johnson. “The willingness of our volunteer leadership plays an integral role in ensuring NCGA’s continued success, and I urge anyone interested to further explore this opportunity. As a true grassroots organization, we rely upon farmers to volunteer for leadership, helping to shape policy and drive efforts. Serving on the Corn Board allows farmers a chance to build a...

(Posted Thu. Mar 21st, 2013)

Keywords: Leadership

Mar. 21: Seven corn farmers who are leaders in the industry underwent an extensive session in advanced leadership training this week in Washington, as part of the National Corn Growers Association Advanced Leadership program, co-sponsored by Syngenta. While in the nation’s capital they underwent extensive media training and discussions with NCGA Washington staff about current and emerging issues affecting corn farmers. They also joined in activities surrounding National Agriculture Day, including the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner, featuring U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and key members of Congress. “This has been a busy, but important, week in Washington,” said program participant Martin Barbre, an Illinois grower who serves as NCGA’s first vice president. “At a time when it is so important for our nation’s farmers to be active and engaged leaders, sessions such as these give us the opportunity to build our knowledge and experience and have meaningful...

(Posted Wed. Feb 27th, 2013)

Keywords: Leadership

Feb. 27: The National Corn Growers Association invites farmers who are graduates of the NCGA Leadership Academy to further hone their leadership skills by participating in the Advanced Leadership Program, sponsored by Syngenta. Applications for the program are due April 12. NCGA urges interested members to contact their state associations now for further information and to be nominated to participate. “Building a strong cadre of well-trained leaders is an important part of growing a respected and professional association,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “Our grower leaders serve a great role as industry spokespersons and valuable thought-leaders, and programs like Advanced Leadership give them the opportunity to learn leadership and practice what they learned in several important ways. I found my participation in Advanced Leadership to be invaluable.” The Advanced Leadership Program is open to graduates of Leadership Academy. The first session addresses personal communications,...

(Posted Mon. Feb 11th, 2013)

Keywords: Leadership

Feb.11: The National Corn Growers Association invites farmers to become a part of the change they desire by actively honing their leadership skills through the Leadership At Its Best Program, sponsored by Syngenta. Applications for this best in the industry leadership training program are due to NCGA by March 29. Interested members are urged to contact their state associations today and be nominated to participate in the program.“Since the first class in 1986, Leadership At Its Best has helped train strong, confident volunteers who have helped shape the industry through their subsequent work at the state and national level,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “This year, we again ask that farmers come forward and act upon their desire to give back to their peers. NCGA depends upon grassroots leadership, and I personally can attest that the time and effort dedicated are repaid in full through the incredible relationships built with like-minded individuals.”Open to all NCGA members,...

(Posted Wed. Feb 6th, 2013)

Keywords: Leadership

Feb. 6: Grower leaders from across the country gathered in St. Louis this week to explore a variety of issues that will affect corn farmers in the upcoming year and to determine a course for National Corn Growers Association activities to support them. For three days, members of five of NCGA’s issue-focused action teams and committees listened to reports from industry experts and discussed programs to guide NCGA staff as they work on behalf of growers.“These meetings play an important role in that they allow specialized teams to focus on their area of expertise and guide programs with a comprehensive, detailed understanding of the issues,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “It is inspiring to see the passion these volunteer leaders bring to their duties and to converse with such knowledgeable industry experts. As a farmer, I feel confident that they will lead us in the right direction.”With industry leaders including representatives from a variety of seed technology and grain trade...