ACE Series

ACE Series

P U R P O S E :

NCGA’s ACE (Advocating for Corn Effectively) Series creates prepared, informed, and effective advocates to carry the perspective, stories, and priorities of America’s corn growers to elected officials across the nation. Following program completion, participants will be better prepared and empowered to engage in the political process.


A U D I E N C E :

This program is geared toward state association leaders—including board members, committee members, and young and emerging leaders—who are interested in taking their advocacy efforts to the next level. ACE class sizes are capped at 35 members in order to ensure thoughtful and intentional interaction and collaboration among participants and program facilitators.


S T R U C T U R E :

This virtual program will be conducted in a series of three modules. Each module will be held live on a series of Friday mornings from 9:00 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST. In addition to the three live modules, program participants will receive communications throughout the year and additional opportunities to continue to build their skills. Participants are encouraged to commit to completing all three sessions, as the sessions build on each other.


How Congress Really WorKS
Effective Advocacy
Becoming a Trusted Resource

Participants will hear from the NCGA team and Capitol Hill staff regarding the structure of Capitol Hill offices, the legislative and committee process, and the role of PACs and grassroots advocates.

Participants will learn about various organizations’ approach to advocacy efforts and hear success stories of how grassroots campaigns moved the needle in the policy world.

Participants will have a chance to master their meeting skills and learn how to position themselves as a trusted and credible source of information.


Please complete the online application here by January 26, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Lackey.