National Corn Growers Association Senior Director of Public Policy Sam Willett will bring his insight into the most important public policy issues facing farmers today to the Hefty Brothers’ Field Day in South Dakota this week. Additionally, American Soybean Association Directors Wade Cowan and Brad Doyle will represent Commodity Classic in the Classic booth to promote awareness and interest in trade show.
NCGA and ASA members alike are encouraged to register (via www.agphd.com) to attend this free event, held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in South Dakota, near Sioux Falls. Brian Hefty and Darren Hefty, hosts of Ag PhD on radio and television, produce this popular annual Field Day. The event features plots and demos, educational sessions, corn and soybean yield champs from across the country. Farmers from throughout the U.S. are expected to attend.
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.