FARGO, North Dakota — August 1, 2019 — The North Dakota Corn Growers Association hired Lisa Hochhalter as its Executive Director this past spring. Hochhalter has been working part-time while studying for the bar exam. She has now completed the bar exam and will begin her full-time duties starting August 1, 2019. “We are excited to have Ms. Hochhalter lead our Association, she brings great energy and a passion for the corn industry to this position,” stated North Dakota Corn Growers Association President, Randy Melvin.
Lisa was assigned to the House Industry, Business & Labor and Agriculture Committees for the 2019 North Dakota Legislative Assembly. Prior to her work at the Legislature Lisa was a law clerk at Zimney Foster, P.C., in Grand Forks. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Communications from North Dakota State University and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in May 2019.
Lisa will oversee the effective operation of the Association. She will work with the board of directors to develop and implement programs that enhance the profitability of ND farms. She will ensure the continued growth and viability of the Association by actively seeking opportunities to increase membership and identifying potential ongoing sources of revenue. She will also advocate for the North Dakota corn industry with national and state policy leaders. This position will also be the liaison to the National Corn Growers Association on behalf of the Association and the North Dakota corn industry.
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is the farmer-led membership organization focusing on policy that impacts North Dakota corn producers.
North Dakota Ethanol and Corn Industries Say Year-Round E15 Benefits Consumers, Agriculture and Fuel Retailers
Bismarck, N.D. — North Dakota’s ethanol and corn industries applaud the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today that retailers will be able to sell E15, a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, year-round. E15 is government approved for all conventional light-duty vehicles, model 2001 and newer. These vehicles make up 90 percent of the light-duty vehicles on the road today. (more…)
Fargo, North Dakota – January 4, 2018 – It is with deep sadness that we announce that Dale Ihry, Executive Director of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, died Thursday due to complications from a recent illness. The entire ND Corn family mourns his loss.
FARGO, North Dakota — November 5, 2018 — The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce the addition of Elli Ressler as the Growers Services Specialist.
Ressler graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. She was most recently employed at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association as the Special Projects Director. (more…)
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) elected their executive officers to lead the organization and welcomed two new board members, with terms starting July 1, 2018.
On October 1, 2017, Kevin Skunes, from Arthur, North Dakota, will start his year-long role as the president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Skunes also serves as a board member of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA).
North Dakota corn and corn byproducts can help livestock producers suffering from one of the worst droughts in the state’s history address widespread feed shortages resulting from high temperatures and a lack of precipitation this growing season. (more…)
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) sent delegates to Washington, DC to meet with Congressional staff and attend Corn Congress, a meeting of National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) affiliated states, on July 17-20. (more…)
The 2017 Commodity Classic was held in San Antonio, Texas, on March 2 – 4. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention that provides annual meetings for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.