The National Corn Growers Association is seeking applications from members interested in working on 2020 NCGA action teams, which now begins Jan. 1, 2020. This service provides growers an opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of their industry and to become a part of the national agricultural leadership community.
The teams, which will be entering their first year in this new format and term dates include: Ethanol; Market Development; Member & Consumer Engagement; Production Technology Access; Risk Management & Transportation; Stewardship; and Sustainable Ag Research. Positions are also available on Standing Committees, which include CornPAC and the Resolutions Committee.
Qualified applicants must be an NCGA member or prospective member and/or contribute to their state checkoff program, if applicable. Ideal candidates should have interest or expertise in a particular area relevant to the team focus.
Action Teams represent a cross-section of corn production. The teams may utilize staff, growers and industry members to serve as resources, as determined by the action team chair.
For the Action Team Application, which includes descriptions of the revised team portfolios, click here. Deadline for receipt of applications in the state corn association offices, where applicable, is August 9. State offices will then coordinate applications and submit directly to NCGA by August 16. Interested parties can contact Kathy Baker at the NCGA office with questions, at (636) 733-9004.
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