The National Corn Growers Association has posted to its Web site its first podcast in what will be an ongoing series. This series, called "Off the Cob", will feature interviews with grower-leaders on hot topics in agriculture and will expand media options for those wishing to further their knowledge of the industry.
The first piece looks at the history and future of the maize genome sequencing project with former Research and Business Development Action Team Chair Pam Johnson, a grower from Floyd, Iowa. Johnson shares the unique perspective that she gained on the project while working tirelessly to help NCGA find the funding necessary to complete the monumental collaborative effort.
NCGA Grower Services Action Team chair Tim Dolan points out that the Corn Board listed communications as one of its top five priorities for 2010. This decision gave them the responsibility of both improving and broadening communications activities through the development and implementation of ideas such as "Off the Cob."