Corn growers research team holds goal-setting event

Key issues included providing new technology to every farmer. | File photo

Following the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Priority and Policy Conference, the association’s research and business development team recently met in Phoenix to discuss economic opportunities and new ways to enter markets for corn products.

Key issues included providing new technology to every farmer with a plan to foster new research and development. The research and development team also spoke with the NCGA Corn Board to discuss NCGA policies.

The meetings also included a tour of the U.S. Arid-Land Agriculture Research Center, the largest field based phenotyping facility in the world, to learn about phenotyping and how it can help agriculture now and in the future.

The members who attended the meetings were Chairman of NCGA Larry Hoffmann, Research and Business Development Action Team Vice Chairman Dennis Maple; Corn Board Liaison Bob Bowman, team members Randy DeSutter, Phillip Gordon, Tom Haag, Kyle Phillips, Quint Pottinger, Greg Schneider, Scott Sperry, Roger Sy, Bob Timmons, Daniel Wesely, Chad Willis, and Colorado Corn Growers Association CEO Mark Sponsler.

NCGA staff in attendance included NCGA Director of Research Richard Vierling, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager Layla Soberanis and Production and Utilization Assistant to Vice President Sandra Wright.

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