The National Corn Growers association has reached a new membership record. As of the end of August, 36,216 growers were members of NCGA. NCGA President Bart Schott, a grower from Kulm, North Dakota, says increased grower involvement demonstrates the value members believe NCGA staff and grower leaders provide our industry.
Members play an active role in organizational leadership by shaping the direction of activities and influencing public policy that affects all farmers. Through the Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship program for ag college students, sponsored by BASF, NCGA fosters tomorrow's leadership. Additionally, membership provides valuable discounts from certain vendors.
Also this year, a record number of growers entered the National Corn Yield Contest, which requires NCGA membership. An initial count indicates submission of approximately 7,119 entries, roughly 160 above last year's number.