The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Ziegler has joined NCGA as the Manager of Public Policy and will lead the organization’s efforts on transportation, research and new uses policy.
Matt spent two years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture briefing Secretary Sonny Perdue on key policy issues, such as rural development, inland waterways and rural broadband. He was also responsible for preparing the Secretary for all domestic and international travel, and representing USDA leadership with key stakeholders in Congress and in states and rural communities. Prior to his time at USDA, Matt interned for Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX).
“Matt’s experience working for a member of Congress and someone at the highest level of government has positioned him well for this role, said Vice President of Public Policy Brooke Appleton. “His experience and connections will be of great value to NCGA as we advocate on behalf of farmers.”
A Texas native, Matt received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.