August is Member Recruiter Month

(Posted Wed. Aug 1st, 2018)

Keywords: grassroots membership

This month, the National Corn Growers Association is holding a membership drive campaign, encouraging farmers who aren’t members to consider joining their state and national organizations.   “Becoming a member of my state organization and NCGA gave me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and become more active in the association,” says John Linder, Ohio farmer and Chair of the Engaging Members Committee. “Our goal is for more corn farmers to become involved in the state and national organizations to help promote issues important to corn growers, develop new leaders and increase membership engagement and diversity.”                                                                   Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Member:   Grassroots Advocacy – Make your voice heard in your state capital and Washington on important issues like market access, farm bill and ethanol—membership dollars, not checkoff dollars, drive advocacy. Scholarships –Apply for college...

(Posted Wed. Apr 2nd, 2014)

Keywords: Membership

National Corn Growers Association membership climbed to even higher heights setting yet another membership record at the end of March, with 40,793 active members on the rolls. This membership record replaces the former record, of 40,287, set in February of 2014.   “We’re thrilled to set yet another membership record at a time when the average membership in trade associations like ours is flat or declining,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “Not only do we offer a terrific set of member benefits, but our growers know the value NCGA offers in Washington and throughout the country and recognize that grassroots efforts have been the strength and driving force behind their organization.”    NCGA has members across the contiguous United States and works in cooperation with grower associations and state corn checkoff boards from 28 states, representing the interests of its members and the more than 300,000 growers who contribute corn checkoff funds in their states.   Click here...

(Posted Tue. Jan 7th, 2014)

Keywords: Membership

Jan. 7:  With temperatures dropping well below freezing and snow seen in unusual places, the “polar vortex” affecting much of the nation means farmers have to work extra hard to stay updated on what to expect while they prepare for planting. The NCGA-FMC Ag Weather Advisor, prepared by Blue Water Outlook, is a special free member benefit that can help growers stay a step ahead.   “The weather that is occurring this winter—the extreme cold and frequent snow fall over parts of the Corn Belt—are setting the stage for spring and summer growing conditions,” said John Feldt of Blue  Water Outlook.  “The NCGA-FMC Ag Weather Advisor provides valuable insight, analysis and information not easily found elsewhere on the key factors shaping the weather right now and well into the future.  This information can help growers make critical weather-related decisions throughout the entire year.”   Among the offerings subscribers to the free service receive each week, the BWO Agriculture Weather...

(Posted Fri. Aug 9th, 2013)

Keywords: Membership

Aug. 9: On July 31, the National Corn Growers Association reached a major milestone as membership rolls surpassed the 40,000 mark, reaching a total of 40,157. Off the Cob sat down this week with NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt, a farmer from Nebraska, to discuss why the association continues to grow.   “There are many reasons that NCGA continues to grow its membership,” Hunnicutt explained. “First, we have a great stable of benefits, which is something that a lot of people look at when they consider joining an organization. More importantly, I think that we have a strong organization that is looking out for the best interests of America’s corn farmers. Farmers realize that this is something that we need to be a part of. We realize that we don’t have the resources some organizations do or that some of our opponents do, but we have something more important – we have the voices of America’s corn farmers.”   Looking at what makes the association unique, he...