Larry Byrd will rejoin NCGA and the Council in Washington this week as the receptionist and administrative assistant. In this capacity, Byrd will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers, as well as greet and direct guests to the appropriate staff members and assist them with office projects.
Prior to NCGA and the Council, Byrd worked for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as an agribusiness underwriting intern. In this position, he helped the organization identify various industry opportunities for growth and research.
Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in consumer affairs. Through his studies and internships, he was exposed to policy issues in the farm bill and other agriculture priorities.
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.