Corn Growers Work With Grains Council

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders from the National Corn Growers Association were among those in attendance at the U.S. Grains Council delegates meeting this week in San Diego, including First Vice President Darrin Ihnen of South Dakota and Chairman Ron Litterer from Iowa. I talked to Darrin about a number of topics, including how NCGA works with USGC. “We work very well together,” Darrin …

Audio, Corn, NCGA, USGC

Ken Colombini New Director of Communications for NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

He’s become a master Twitterist and blogger. He’s Ken Colombini, the new Director of Communications for the National Corn Growers Association. Please join us in welcoming Ken to his new position. “Ken has been a valuable member of the award-winning NCGA Communications team during the past two years,” said NCGA Vice President for Marketing Fred Stemme. “He has a great …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA

Mark Lambert Joins Staff at National Corn Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s official now. Our good buddy Mark Lambert is a Senior Communications Manager for the National Corn Growers Association. The picture is him hard at work during the recent NAFB Washington Watch program. “Mark is such a valuable addition to our NCGA communications team. We are delighted to have him join the NCGA team,” said NCGA Communications Director Nancy Bunker …

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Legislative Issues For Corn Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

There are two big issues for corn growers this year in Washington, DC, climate change and higher blends for ethanol. I spoke with two representatives of the National Corn Growers Association at NAFB’s Washington Watch Issues Forum about them. Unlike the weather, not only is everybody talking about climate change, but they are trying to do something about it – …

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Corn Growers Pleased With Start of ACRE

Cindy Zimmerman

Sign up for the long-awaited Average Crop Revenue Election Program, or ACRE, started yesterday on the same day that farm broadcasters from around the nation were in Washington DC for the annual Washington Watch Issues Forum, so naturally it was a hot topic for representatives from the National Corn Growers Association to discuss. NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon …

Corn, NAFB Washington Watch, NCGA

A Classic Event

Cindy Zimmerman

Everyone at Commodity Classic this year seemed to be impressed that attendance was as good or better than ever, despite the economy. “As I understand it, we are either right at the record or over it, so that is phenomenal,” said National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman. Unofficial numbers I heard were about 4500 total registration with 1500 of …

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BASF Supports Young Corn and Soybean Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced this year’s scholarship winners for both organizations at the 2009 Commodity Classic. The scholarships are awarded to tomorrow’s agricultural leaders pursuing a degree in an industry-related field. Adam Burnhams (center) with U.S. Crop Protection Products at BASF presented the students with their awards on Friday. Four …

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Classic as Big as Texas

Cindy Zimmerman

The farm economy is apparently not hurting as much as other sectors, since attendance at the 2009 Commodity Classic is expected to be as good or better than last year. According to the conference organizers, pre-registrations by the end of last week were virtually the same as last year, although the number of farmers registered was already higher. Now, that …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, New Holland, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

Meet Nancy Bunker Koester

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the special people I got to meet this week at the Ag Media Summit was the new National Corn Growers Association, Director of Communications, Nancy Bunker Koester. AMS gave Nancy the chance to meet and interact with a hundreds of ag media professionals and other industry leaders. She is not unfamiliar with this industry, having worked for Monsanto …

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