During the recent Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference, NCGA Communications Director Julie Busse received the TOBI Award for Public Affairs. Seven individuals were recognized for their leadership within the biofuels industry in the categories of Get Biofuel, Public Affairs, Technical, Advocacy, Market Development, Global Market Development and Membership.
In 2021, NCGA expanded its communications efforts, thanks to support from state partners and the Ethanol Action Team, to be on T.V., had sponsored content on Politico, were the sponsors of the AgriPulse Deep Dive on Biofuels, and were seen on digital platforms. The campaign’s goal was to reach policymakers and staff and highlight the environmental benefits of corn ethanol.
Also, at the conference, NCGA CEO Jon Doggett, Board Chairman John Linder and First Vice President Tom Haag participated in a panel with Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, discussing the opportunities for continued collaboration and current issues impacting corn farmers. Additionally, Biofuels and Industry Relations Director from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Mackenzie Boubin, participated in a panel on state policy.