(Posted Wed. Feb 4th, 2015)

Volunteer grower members of the National Corn Growers Association’s Grower Services Action Team are meeting this week in Charleston, S.C., to review association programs dealing with membership, leadership and communications – three areas critical to NCGA’s success as a farmer-led national organization.


A full agenda includes updates on the membership programs and benefits for members, the college scholarship program, NCGA’s grassroots advocacy program, the upcoming Commodity Classic convention and trade show and NCGA’s communications and leadership development programs. Members will also be briefed on the organization’s political action committee and efforts to help farmers grapple with data privacy concerns.


“We’ve got a great team and a great organization working on some key areas for our farmers,” said action team Chairman Tom Haag of Minnesota. “These meetings help our growers understand the work of NCGA and provide an important perspective from the field. They are part of what make our grassroots leadership a respected and effective part of NCGA.”


In addition to Haag, grower members of the Grower Services Action Team are Vice Chairwoman Patty Mann of Ohio, Corn Board Liaison Kevin Skunes of North Dakota, Debbie Borg of Nebraska, Jayne Dalton of Wisconsin, Les Imboden of Ohio, Larry Mason of Texas, Mike Moreland of Missouri, Ted Mottaz of Illinois, Gerald Mulder of Minnesota, Danny Nerud of Nebraska, Glenna Taylor of Illinois and Roger Zysltra of Iowa. Katie Glick, with Indiana Corn, represents state affiliates and NCGA Director of Development Joe Hodes is the staff lead for the team, with NCGA’s Vickie Darland assisting.