Last week, the National Corn Growers Association was recognized for excellence at the Region 2 National Agri-Marketing Association Awards Ceremony. The association’s 2016 World of Corn publication took first place for the region in the Company Publications – Annual Reports category. Additionally, NCGA’s joint program with the United Soybean Board, CommonGround, took both first place and the merit prize in the Social Media Campaign Directed at Consumers category for the “Not a Latte” and “Thriving on Trust” videos respectively.
The World of Corn, a publication NCGA puts out annually, features a statistical guide that shows in a clear, graphic manner the facts about U.S. corn production and use. This publication, which is generously sponsored by Monsanto, includes unique additional components every year. In 2016, the publication, which is sent to members through The Progressive Farmer, included an activity guide helping elementary school-aged children understand the amazing world of maize.
To view the publication, click here.
World of Corn is debuted every year at Commodity Classic. To view the website, which includes shareable graphics, click here.
CommonGround is a joint program of the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their state affiliates. Through the work of farm women volunteers, CommonGround connects women on and off the farm for conversations about how food is grown and raised so that everyone can enjoy food without the fear.
Since it launched in November of 2010, CommonGround has had more nearly one billion conversations with everyday consumers. With more than 200 volunteers, CommonGround state affiliates host an activity somewhere in the country almost every other day.
The program focuses on nine areas of interest to consumers including: farm ownership; GMOs; food safety; antibiotics and animal health; hormones in meat and milk; organic and local foods; food prices; and sustainability.
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.