The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is proud to announce that Nebraska farmer Deb Gangwish has been recognized as one of Field to Market’s 2021 Farmer Spotlight Honorees! Through the U.S. Corn Sustainability Goals and the first U.S. Corn Sustainability Report, NCGA works to support farmers like Deb to improve environmental outcomes and advance sustainable solutions across the value chain. Field to Market recognized Deb Gangwish on June 23 during its annual Plenary and General Assembly Meeting, recognizing her outstanding leadership in implementing innovative approaches to water conservation and soil health on her farm.
“Our farm was started in 1994, and we began with no-till practices and cover crops. And as we’ve progressed and grown, our sustainability practices have grown along with the farm,” notes Deb. “Sustainability is the very heart and soul of everything we do.”
NCGA is dedicated to engaging with farmers to advance continuous improvements in sustainable outcomes across the food and agriculture value chain. Congratulations to Deb for her accomplishments in delivering sustainable outcomes for U.S. commodity agriculture.
Deb Gangwish is a member of the NCGA Corn Board and serves as the Corn Board liaison to NCGA’s Risk Management and Transportation Action Team and NCGA’s Governance Committee. Additionally, she serves as a director on the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) board, as the chair of the NeCGA’s Communication Committee and as a CommonGround volunteer.
Deb, along with her husband, Paul, and their children, raise corn, seed corn and soybeans in central and north-central Nebraska. Together they also operate a backgrounding lot and a cow/calf herd. In addition to traditional farming and ranching activities, she and her family run a custom harvest seed operation and a small trucking company.