NCGA Action Team and Committees Announced for FY 2018
The National Corn Growers Association announced the slate of new and returning farmer leaders who will serve their industry as members of the action teams and committees in the next fiscal year, which begins Sunday, October 1. These volunteer farmers will actively shape the future of their industry by guiding programs and carrying out the policies and priorities that drive NCGA.
“While the year ahead will offer many challenges and opportunities, I am certain that the teams and committees we have assembled will be both capable and wise in their leadership,” said NCGA President Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas. “The men and women who volunteer to lead will provide excellent insight that will guide us into a bright future for agriculture. Again, we received an incredible slate of candidates and strongly urge all interested to continue serving their state organizations and look to serve NCGA in the future.”
Leadership for NCGA’s nine major teams are:
· Consumer Engagement Action Team: Ted Mottaz, chair; Dan Cole, vice chair; Tom Haag, board liaison.
· Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team: Dennis Maple, chair; Phillip Gordon, vice chair; Ken Hartman, board liaison.
· Engaging Members Committee: John Linder, chair; and Brandon Hunnicutt, vice chair
· Ethanol Action Team: Jay Schutte, chair; David Goffbrath, vice chair; Jeff Sandborn, board liaison.
· Feed, Food & Industrial Action Team: Bruce Peterson, chair; Dan Wesely, vice chair; Kevin Ross, board liaison.
· Freedom to Operate Action Team: Don Duvall, chair; Bob Hemesath, vice chair; Don Glenn, board liaison.
· Market Access Action Team: Jay Reiners, chair; Jerry Mohr, vice chair; Chris Edgington, board liaison.
· Risk Management Action Team: Steve Ebke, chair; Randy Melvin, vice chair; Bruce Rohwer, board liaison.
· Stewardship Action Team: Roger Zylstra, chair; Carl Sousek, vice chair; Anthony Bush, board liaison.
Click here for a full list of teams and members. The action teams and committees will have their first set of meetings in St. Louis in December.
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.