The National Corn Growers Association has elevated one of their own as CEO. Jon Doggett, longtime policy lead for the Corn Growers who previously served as executive vice president and recently interim CEO was tapped to fill the executive position effective immediately. He is the fifth CEO for the organization.
“I look forward with excitement and much optimism to working even mor`e closely with and building even stronger relationships with our outstanding state and national farmer leaders and the talented, experienced staff of state corn groups,” Doggett said. “We also have a tremendously enthusiastic and energetic national staff based in St. Louis, MO. and Washington D.C., as well as working from pickups throughout the Corn Belt and beyond.”
Doggett has served as the interim CEO for NCGA since Aug. 1 and prior to that as the executive vice president. He’s been with the organization in a variety of roles since 2002. Before joining NCGA he worked at the American Farm Bureau Federation for 11 years. He has more than 30 years of ag policy and leadership experience. He’s located in Washington D.C.
“The Corn Board is thrilled to have Jon Doggett at the helm to lead the charge for Corn Grower and guide the organization forward,” said Kevin Skunes, NCGA president. “We have a lot of serious issues impacting America’s corn farmers and rural communities right now. As such, Jon’s experience and leadership in the broader American agricultural industry, as well as the epicenter of national and international policy in Washington D.C., are invaluable to our organization. His ‘back to the basics’ and focused approach will be of key importance when it comes to refining our vision, goals, strategies and tactics, with the laser-focused goal of bringing profitability back to growing corn on the farm – by creating and increasing profitable demand for corn, as well as promoting and defending our way of life and the tools that enable economical corn farming.”
Doggett follows Chris Novak who left NCGA in June to become CEO of CropLife America.