Alabama Soybean & Corn Association

As a farmer, you work from dawn to dusk. You plan.  You  budget. You worry. You sweat. You hope. You pray. And yet, one stroke of a pen in Washington, DC can do as much to make or break your profitability as the thousands of hours you devote to your crop each season.

If you believe...


the future of the soybean and corn industry is critically important to the success of US farmers...


Congress has a lot to say about whether or not you make money...


grain farmers need to have strong representation on Capitol Hill...

 

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News from NCGA

NCGA Elects Haag to Corn Board Leadership (Fri, 18 Jun 2021)
The National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board elected Tom Haag to become the organization’s first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. Haag is a fourth-generation family farmer in south-central Minnesota. Along with his son, Nathan, he grows more than 1,700 acres of corn and soybeans. “The quality and character of the men and women who step forward, generously giving their time and energy, never ceases to amaze me. I am confident that Tom will continue in this tradition,” said NCGA President John Linder. “In his state-level service, through work on Action Teams and as a member of the Corn Board, he has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to working on behalf of all of his fellow farmers. As he steps into this new role, I look forward to the work, collaboration, and growth that will help further our mission under his leadership.” On the national level, Haag serves as the Corn Board liaison to the Market Development Action Team and as the Board liaison to the BNSF Railway Ag Business Council and the American Coalition for Ethanol. On October 1, Linder of Ohio becomes chairman, and the current first vice president, Chris Edgington of Iowa, becomes NCGA president. In October 2022, Edgington becomes chairman, and Haag becomes president.

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Five Graduate Students Selected for NCGAs Research Ambassador Program (Thu, 17 Jun 2021)
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased to announce that five Research Ambassadors have been selected for the 2021-2022 academic year: Claire Menard, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Alden Perkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison Matthew J. Runyon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dylan L. Schoemaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison Corey Schultz, University of Georgia In its inaugural year, the program’s focus is to build a network of future leaders in the agricultural sector; ambassadors must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and be involved in research relevant to corn production. “The Research Ambassador Program gives students the opportunity to interact directly with growers,” said NCGA Sustainable Ag Research Action Team Chair Randy DeSutter. “They will be able to participate in Capitol Hill visits and other meetings alongside our farmers to learn firsthand what we think and what is important to us. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to help better connect the research lab and the farm.” Through the program, each NCGA Research Ambassador will receive the following: Financial award of $2,500 directly to the student. Up to $750 for registration and travel reimbursement for participation in scientific research conferences. Fully-funded travel to participate in NCGA events throughout the year, which could include grower research committee meetings, congressional visits at the state or federal level, Commodity Classic, Corn Congress, farm field days, etc. “The awardees for this academic year, which will run August 2021 through July 2022, were selected by a panel of Sustainable Ag Research Action Team members. We have an ambitious group of graduate students, each with a diverse research emphasis from one another, and all with great enthusiasm to participate,” said NCGA Research and Productivity Director Robyn Allscheid. “Through the program, these research ambassadors will be provided with invaluable experiences and networking that they can take back to the lab with them.” To learn more about NCGA’s scholarship programs, visit ncga.com/researchambassador.

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