Wisconsin Corn Growers Association receives Reaching for Excellence Seed Grant

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) was recently awarded a Reaching for Excellence Seed Grant from the National Corn Growers Association, to support a Grassroots Workshop in conjunction with the organization’s annual Corn Day at the Capitol in Madison.

“NCGA, through the support of FMC, is excited to help spread innovation and support our state partners through these seed grants,” says NCGA Engaging Members Committee Chair John Linder. “Given the number of outstanding programs submitted for the Reaching for Excellence awards, we see these seed grants as a catalyst to support and inspire the changes we need to move our industry into the future.”

The Grassroots Workshop, which will be held April 16-17, 2019, will be designed to educate Wisconsin Corn Growers Association members as to the importance of WCGA, the impact they can have individually on their local, state and national governments and potentially highlight future board member candidates.

“We are excited to be able to help a new group of corn growers understand the value their voices have in Madison and help our elected officials understand the how their decisions can help or hurt the agricultural community,” says Nicole Wagner, Wisconsin Corn Executive Director.

WCGA also has a new committee structure to better serve its grower members. The committees now include: Policy and Development, Marketing Communications, Corn PAC (Political Action Committee) and Scholarship. Grower members are always welcomed and encouraged to join.

Those interested in learning more about the Grassroots Workshop or how to get involved with member committees may contact Nicole Wagner at nicole@wicorn.org or (262) 372-3289.

Wisconsin Corn serves the state’s corn growers through the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (WCPB) and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). The WCPB utilizes checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education about corn and corn products. WCGA is a united, grassroots-driven member organization representing growers from across Wisconsin on important state and national agricultural issues in an effort to increase member profitability and opportunity. For more information, visit wicorn.org.


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