The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Marie Nelson as its new Director of Accounting and Administration. Nelson, who began last week, will be working with current Director of Accounting Darcy Wolf to prepare to assume responsibilities for this crucial area of work prior to Wolf’s retirement, which will come in late June of this year.
“It is bittersweet that Darcy will be retiring, and thus leaving us, in June,” said NCGA Vice President of Operations Fred Stemme. “At the same time, I am thrilled to be adding someone with Marie’s experience and credentials to the NCGA team. We all look forward to working with her and look forward with excited anticipation to seeing the improvements she will make.”
Nelson most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Galen Insurance Company in St. Louis. Prior to that, she worked as an internal auditor for AMC Entertainment in Kansas City. Her career also includes time with DST Systems, Nova Star Financial and MetLife. Nelson earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She brings a strong skillset to the position as she is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.
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.