February 26, 2018

New Leaders Return from Washington D.C.

For immediate release:
February 26, 2018

For More Information Contact:
Morgan Wrich, Nebraska Corn Growers Association
mwrich@necga.org | (402) 438-6459

Nebraska Corn Growers Association Returns from Washington DC Leadership Mission

Lincoln, NE – Earlier this month young leaders from across the state took part in the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) 30th Annual Washington D.C. Leadership Mission. From February 12th to February 16th, 13 producers, along with four grower leaders, got a firsthand experience of Washington D.C. and the legislative process.

The leadership mission trip to Washington D.C. is a great way for Nebraska corn farmers to engage with key contacts and help put a face on Nebraska agriculture. The participants had a full slate of meetings over three days. This included meeting with the Nebraska congressional delegation as well as important industry partners. The participants were able to talk with a wide variety of people and organizations who have a great deal of influence over their operations back in Nebraska.

“The DC Leadership Mission is a chance for new leaders to gain a better understanding of the legislative process and the current issues that face Nebraska’s corn farmers. It is our hope that they will take this knowledge and enthusiasm back with them to their local organizations. This trip is the place where many of our current leaders got their start” said Dan Wesely, president of NeCGA.

The groups met with the following industry partners:

Renewable Fuels Association
Corn Refiners Association
National Pork Producers Council
U.S. Grains Council
National Corn Growers Association
Animal Agriculture Alliance
CropLife America
Union Pacific
American Farm Bureau
Association of American Railroads
Growth Energy

This leadership mission trip would not be possible without support from our sponsors, the Nebraska Corn Board and Farm Credit Services of America.

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is a grassroots commodity organization that works to enhance the profitability of corn producers. Now in its 45th year of service to its members, the Association has more than 2,400 dues paying members in Nebraska. It is affiliated with the National Corn Growers Association, which has more than 40,000 dues paying members nationwide. More information can be found at www.NeCGA.org.