Johnny Alavez has joined NCGA’s Washington, D.C. office as Legislative Assistant. In this role, Alavez will provide support to the Risk Management Action Team and other public policy areas as needed.
Alavez comes to the Washington office following two years working on Capitol Hill in the office of Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Johnny worked as a field supervisor at Rader Farms in Lynden, Washington, where he was responsible for managing a team to meet production quotas and coordinating with farm and production plant managers to ensure product standards.
“Johnny’s Capitol Hill and on-farm experience make him an excellent addition to the NCGA Public Policy team,” said NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Brooke Appleton. “He’ll be an essential part of our office’s work on public policy issues impacting corn growers.
Johnny is originally from Washington state and received a degree in Political Science from Western Washington University.
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.