Corn farmers from across the country traveled to Washington this past January to take part in the second phase of the annual Leadership Academy sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Addie Yoder, GMLC 2019, was selected to represent the State of Missouri. The class met with numerous congressional leaders and got an inside look at parliamentary procedure and how lobbying works on Capitol Hill.
The Leadership Academy class received briefings on the issues facing America’s farmers in the coming year followed by presentations from lobbyist and Hill staffer panels explaining how the lobbying process functions in Washington, D.C. to get the best result from interaction with members of Congress and their staff. They then had the opportunity to see the process in action during a series of visits with congressional leaders.