Advanced Leadership Program highlights NCGA program

Included in the program was time for participants to visit senators, representatives, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and an exclusive look at the job of a Capitol Hill lobbyists.
Included in the program was time for participants to visit senators, representatives, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and an exclusive look at the job of a Capitol Hill lobbyists. | File photo
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and Syngenta co-sponsored the second phase of the Advanced Leadership Program in July that brought corn growers from around the country to Washington, D.C. for a week.

The program offers growers -- alumni of the Leadership at Its Best program -- time and resources to learn about leadership at its highest level. Included in the program was time for participants to visit senators, representatives, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and an exclusive look at the job of a Capitol Hill lobbyists.

“The Advanced Leadership program offers an exciting way to build upon the training offered by Leadership at Its Best,” NCGA President Chip Bowling said. “These farmers have stepped up as leaders, volunteering their time and talent on behalf of corn farmers and the entire agricultural community. They are passionate about farming. Our goal is to give them the knowledge and tools to harness that passion and drive positive change.”

This second session included media training as well as talks from consumers about their perceptions of modern farming. Corn growers interested in the Leadership at Its Best and the Advanced Leadership program can obtain an application from NCGA state and national offices this fall.

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National Corn Growers Association 632 Cepi Drive Chesterfield, MO - 63005

Syngenta Basel, Switzerland

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