(Posted Tue. Jul 2nd, 2013)
July 2: Membership at the National Corn Growers Association reached a new all-time high with 39,042 on the rolls as June closed. This membership record replaces the former of 38,810 members at the close of April in 2013, and it marks the first time membership has surpassed the 39,000 member threshold.
“While many have theorized that the United States has reached a post-membership society and that enrollment and active participation in civic groups will continue to decline, farmers across the country increasingly see the valuable service NCGA provides to all corn growers and act in support of our mission,” said NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt. “Whether working to promote innovations that increase opportunity or voicing the support of America’s farmers for the Renewable Fuels Standard in Washington, NCGA draws upon the strength of its more than 39,000 members so that, together, we can accomplish much more than we ever could acting alone.”
Throughout NCGA’s history, grassroots efforts have been the strength and driving force behind the organization.
“Farmers are at the heart of everything that NCGA does, with growers behind each step of a project from conception through the realization of its goals,” stated Hunnicutt. “So many farmers choose to actively participate in the organization because they value giving back to their industry, putting the interests of the greatest number of farmers from across the country first in every decision they make.”
NCGA has members across the contiguous United States. It is part of a federation in cooperation with grower associations and checkoff boards from 28 states, and represents more than 300,000 growers who contribute corn checkoff funds in their states. Click here for more information on NCGA membership.