(Posted Wed. Feb 26th, 2014)

Today, farmers and industry members are arriving in San Antonio, Texas for Commodity Classic 2014. As the wide array of events begins, the National Corn Growers Association reminds growers that, in addition to the many learning and networking opportunities Commodity Classic offers, it also provides many chances to play an active role in their national corn association.


Wednesday, NCGA is holding an Issues Briefing in the early afternoon during which Vice President of Production and Utilization Paul Bertels and Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett will present on a wide array of issues from the production forecast for the upcoming season to the current political landscape for farmers in Washington. Following the presentations, NCGA President Martin Barbre will lead a discussion of the most important issues impacting growers, allowing all in attendance to contribute their point of view.


Tonight, activities will continue as NCGA hosts its annual CornPAC auction.


All members are invited to attend Corn Congress and find out more about how their state and national leaders make the decisions which will impact the direction of the association moving forward. Corn Congress will convene Thursday morning and again on Saturday afternoon. During the two sessions, participants will also explore updates on the recent activities of NCGA’s Action Teams, a State of the Association presentation from NCGA CEO Rick Tolman and the official introduction of candidates for the Fiscal Year 2015 Corn Board.


Commodity Classic also provides an opportunity to recognize the state and national winners of the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest with a state winners’ breakfast on Friday morning and an Awards Banquet on Friday evening. These celebratory events will feature insightful speeches from industry experts and special acknowledgment of the excellence these contest participants exhibited.


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