The National Corn Growers Association proudly announces that Dr. Nick Goeser, currently NCGA’s Director of Soil Health, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Production and Sustainability.
“While we had a number of outstanding candidates for this position, it is always nice to find the ideal candidate is already on the job working for you,” said NCGA CEO Chris Novak. “We are excited to see how he will grow our sustainability efforts and, given his proven record of excellence, confident that he will shape our organization to benefit farmers both in the near and long term.”
Since joining NCGA in April of 2014, Goeser has done an outstanding job developing and building NCGA’s Soil Health Partnership. His leadership in working with farmers in the Soil Health Partnership, his engagement with state corn organizations on environmental programming, and his outreach to a wide range of stakeholders—including other ag organizations, food manufacturers and retailers, and environmental organizations—has been vital to growing the partnership. Having grown up on a farm in Wisconsin, Goeser understands agriculture and maintains a close connection to his family’s farm.
Prior to joining NCGA, Goeser most recently worked for Monsanto as a Technology Development Representative based out of Arlington, Wisconsin. He previously worked as an agronomist and crop manager and at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a Graduate Research Assistant in both Agronomy and Horticulture.
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.
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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.