WASHINGTON, D.C. — Missouri corn grower and CommonGround volunteer Addie Yoder of Leonard recently joined growers from across the country in Washington, D.C., to complete the second and final phase of the annual Leadership Academy sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. While in D.C., Yoder and her fellow growers visited congressional leaders and got an inside look at how lobbying works on Capitol Hill. The class received briefings on issues impacting corn farmers, heard presentations from lobbyists and Hill staffer panels, and worked on getting the best results during interactions with members of Congress and their staff.
During Hill visits, Addie (pictured in red) shared her own farm’s experiences with Mother Nature and thanked members for passing USMCA. In addition to visiting with lawmakers, Yoder often tells the story of agriculture through her social media efforts using on-farm pictures and stories. One such photo was recently a winner in the 2019 NCGA Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Check out her shot “Mini farmer in action.”
— Missouri Corn Growers Association
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