Brenda Elmer

  • Executive Director


  • Brenda Elmer is the Executive Director for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  She joined the Association in 2020.

  • Brenda is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a masters degree in public administration and Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, MN with bachelor degrees in both Mass Communication and Political Science. She has more than 20 years of public policy experience at the federal, state and local levels. She previously served as a North Dakota regional director for a national construction association. She grew up on a farm in northeastern South Dakota.

  • Brenda and her husband Corey have three boys and enjoys traveling with her family, gardening and baking and cooking.

Jonnah Lee

  • Growers Services Specialist


  • Jonnah Lee is the Growers Services Specialist for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  She joined the NDCGA in 2021.

  • Jonnah is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications.  Jonnah has experience in the marketing field as a digital marketing specialist as well as a communications specialist. In the ag industry she spent several years as a research assistant.

  • Jonnah grew up in Velva, ND, where her family farms and operates Agro-Tech Research Farm. Agro-Tech’s research helps companies identify product concepts, advance chemistries, build labels, and select genetics for important agricultural markets. Prior to working at North Dakota Corn Growers Association, Jonnah worked at Nutrien Ag Solutions as a digital marketing specialist.