Today, the National Corn Growers Association welcomes Julie Busse to the team as communications manager in the St. Louis office. Busse brings more than 10 years of agricultural communications experience, including media relations and strategic planning. In her position, she will provide support for market development programs including ethanol and livestock, along with other key communication initiatives.
“We are excited to have Julie as a part of the communications team,” said NCGA Vice President of Communications Mary Hagan. “Her passion for agriculture and depth of experience make Julie a great addition to NCGA. She has experience working with farmer-led organizations, working closely with the media and crafting communication strategies.”
Busse most recently worked at Osborn Barr as an associate director, where she coordinated the fiscal year planning process and managed marketing initiatives for several ag industry clients.
Previously, Busse worked at DuPont Pioneer’s Heartland Business Unit, where she managed industry, university and government relations, maintained the local community giving program, was responsible for internal and external communication initiatives and led media relations. Busse was also a farm broadcaster at Illinois Farm Bureau’s RFD Radio Network, where she earned the Horizon Award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
Busse earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in General Agriculture from Illinois State University.
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.