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Farmers Come First: Reflections on an Amazing Summer at NCGA

(Posted Wed. Aug 7th, 2019)

Keywords: Misclellaneous Intern

Written by Emily Keiser     After traveling to six different states, visiting D.C. twice, and learning the true meaning of “farmers come first,” I could not be more grateful for my time with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). Throughout the summer, I have learned the mission of NCGA, the dedication it takes to continue to move the needle through the tough times, and the importance of continuing to spread the positive message of agriculture.   With over 40,000 farmers served by NCGA nationwide, it becomes a big task to have each region represented. During my time in the national office, I have seen the true dedication to provide the voice for farmers, no matter what their geography. Learning how an issue that starts in a farmer’s field gets to Washington is a process that I have truly enjoyed getting to learn more about.   This year has not been the year most farmers would hang their hat on, with the continued trade challenges...