(Posted Wed. Sep 4th, 2013)
Sept. 4: Membership at the National Corn Growers Association reached a new all-time high with 40,244 on the rolls as August closed. This further builds upon the membership milestone achieved in July, when rolls surpassed 40,000 members for the first time.
“The record set last month confirms the move past the 40,000 member mark last month was not a fluke but, instead, was indicative of a trend upon which we will keep actively building,” said NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt. “Whether working to promote research that increases opportunities or voicing the support of America’s farmers for the Renewable Fuels Standard and farm bill in Washington, NCGA draws upon the strength of its more than 40,000 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.