Sadie Lackey Joins NCGA’s Staff

January 19, 2023

The National Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce that Sadie Lackey has joined the organization as the manager of grassroots advocacy and leadership development. In this role, she will foster grower activism, execute grassroots advocacy campaigns and oversee NCGA’s slate of leadership development programs. She will also work closely with staff focused on public policy, policy communications and CornPAC.


Lackey has served several members of Congress in recent years, most recently as a legislative aide to Rep. Jerry Carl (R- Ala.) and as a press assistant to Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Prior to her time on the Hill, Sadie worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.


“Sadie is a welcome and valuable addition to NCGA’s public policy staff,” said Brooke S. Appleton, NCGA’s vice president of public policy. “Her impressive experience on Capitol Hill has positioned her well to serve in her new role as a key advocate for the nation’s corn growers.”


Lackey, a Georgia native, holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communication from the University of Georgia and is working towards a Master’s in agricultural communication at Texas Tech University.