The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Sarah McKay, who joins the organization this week as manager of market development in the St. Louis office. McKay brings an excellent combination of experience in public policy and food industry supply chain management to the team. In this new position, she will provide key support to NCGA’s animal agriculture, industrial use and new use efforts as a direct report to the director of market development.
“Sarah’s notable educational history, along with her work experience in the food industry and policy, have provided her with a skillset which will be uniquely advantageous in her new role” said Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Market Development Amie Gianino. “We look forward to seeing how her perspective and understanding of our industry partners’ issues will help progress our work in these crucial areas.”
McKay most recently worked as a part of the procurement/supply chain team supporting dairy operations at General Mills. Previously, she interned with both Senator Mark Warner and former Representative Eric Cantor. She earned a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economic management from Virginia Tech and bachelor’s degrees in both animal and poultry sciences, and agricultural applied economics with an emphasis in international trade and development from the same institution.
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.