Ag marketing, management seminar offeredAn ag marketing and management seminar will take place in Alexandria on Tuesday, November 29 at Broadway Ballroom. The featured speaker will be Fred Stemme, vice president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).
An ag marketing and management seminar will take place in Alexandria on Tuesday, November 29 at Broadway Ballroom.
The featured speaker will be Fred Stemme, vice president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).
Also presenting information will be Hurley and Associates and Van Ahn and Company on marketing, along with Harry Semans, international marketing, and Mike Yost from Sunberg on inside Washington politics.
Tickets are $25 or two for $40 and include lunch. The marketing and management seminar is sponsored by KIKV-FM Radio and the Douglas and Pope County chapters of the Minnesota Corn and Soybean Growers Association.
Stemme and his 12-member team are responsible for NCGA communications, fundraising, industry relations, leadership training, membership services, organization meetings and state relations.
During Stemme’s tenure at NCGA, the organization hit an all-time membership high of 37,160, the Commodity Classic event has grown to more than 4,800 attendees annually and NCGA publications have received numerous awards from the National Agri-Marketing Association.
Prior to joining NCGA in 2005, Stemme was on staff with the Missouri Corn Growers. He has more than 14 years of service to corn farmers.
He also spent time in sales with American Cyanamid Company in Georgia, Iowa and Texas.
Stemme has been an active member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, serving as the Allied Industry chairman and representative on the NAFB Board of Directors in 2006 and he received the NAFB President’s Award in 2007.
Stemme grew up working on his family farm near Hermann, Missouri, where they raised registered Polled Hereford cattle and grew corn, as well as other crops and livestock. He has a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and he served as Missouri State FFA president while at Mizzou. He currently lives in St. Charles County, Missouri with his wife and their three children.