Grower Leaders Expand Leadership Skills in Nation’s Capital

February 9, 2022

Grower Leaders Expand Leadership Skills in Nation’s Capital

Feb 9, 2022

Author: Gaylen Holloway

The National Corn Growers Association’s Leadership Academy in Washington D.C. brought together grower leaders from across the Corn Belt to learn more about the ins and outs of engaging in the political process.


“This second session of our Leadership Academy is meant to help grower leaders hone their skills to engage in meaningful conversations with their members of Congress and prepare them to be advocates for their operations and industry,” said NCGA Chairman John Linder. “These programs are invaluable for the industry because they help us better articulate issues that impact corn farmers every day in Washington D.C.”


Attendees participated in an issues briefing held by NCGA D.C. staff on a number of topics, including Climate Change and Environment, Transportation, Ethanol, Trade and Domestic Biotech, Farm Programs and Taxes, CornPAC and Grassroots Politics. They also heard from Hill staffers and other association and industry lobbyists. There was also an Election Update from Jeff Dufour, Editor and Chief from the National Journal Daily.


Leadership Academy is just one of NCGA’s leadership programs. This was the second session of NCGA’s Leadership Academy. The first session was held in St. Louis and focused on public speaking and presentation skills, meeting facilitation and transformational leadership. Hear what other corn growers have to say about NCGA Leadership Programs.