The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Liz Friedlander to the organization’s Washington, D.C. office as Director of Policy Communications. Friedlander brings nearly a decade of Capitol Hill experience on agriculture policy and communications to the position. As Director of Policy Communications, Friedlander will develop and implement communications plans and tactics related to NCGA’s work on behalf of farmers in Washington.
“Liz’s work on Capitol Hill, her knowledge of agriculture policy, and Washington media experience will help to advance NCGA’s efforts in our nation’s capital. Between standing up for the RFS, advocating for fair and open trade practices and policies, and advocating for a strong farm bill, there is no shortage of work to be done in Washington. We’re excited for her to join our team,” said NCGA Vice President of Communications Mary Hagan.
Friedlander joins NCGA after nearly eight years with the U.S. House Agriculture Committee as Democratic Communications Director, managing all communications efforts for the Committee and Ranking Member Collin Peterson. She previously worked as Press Secretary for the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and as Communications Director for the National Farmers Union.
She is a native of Hazen, N.D., and holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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.