National Corn Growers Association Chairman Chip Bowling, a farmer from Maryland, was elected to serve as vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance during the group’s board meeting in Kansas City last week. NCGA congratulates Bowling on this accomplishment and looks forward to seeing the impact of the experience and enthusiasm he brings to the role.
“I have always felt strongly about the importance of the work done by USFRA, and I am humbled my fellow ag leaders entrusted me with this position,” said Bowling. “Farmers and ranchers work hard every day to become increasingly sustainable and continue improving. Through USFRA, we all can play an active part in sharing that story.”
USFRA was founded in 2010 to unite agriculture and earn consumer trust in today’s farming and ranching practices. In addition to Bowling, South Dakota crop and livestock farmer Brad Greenway, who represents the National Pork Board, will serve as the new chairman, American Farm Bureau Federation representative Scott VanderWal will serve as treasurer and Illinois Soybean Association's Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare will serve as secretary. Immediate Past Chairwoman Nancy Kavazanjian will continue representing United Soybean Board on the Executive Committee.
USFRA consists of about 100 farmer- and rancher- led organizations and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers' efforts to increase confidence and trust in today's agriculture. To learn more, see www.fooddialogues.com.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.