While membership in other agricultural organizations declines, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) continues to grow.

For 2007, NCGA is launching its most aggressive membership drive ever. Growers, recruiters and state affiliate recruiters each have the opportunity to win one year's use of an E-85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) along with other incentives.

Growers who sign up for a three-year membership in NCGA will be eligible to win one year's use of an E-85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV).

Top-recruiting grower members and the 26 affiliated state corn associations also will be eligible for FFV drawings.

"Through the years, NCGA has posted annual membership totals above the association community average," notes Membership Services Manager Kelly Cowan. "Membership is the lifeblood upon which this farmer-led, farmer-bred and farmer-fed organization is founded."

During 2007 state organizations will be eligible to earn a $1,000 grant from NCGA for membership or recruiting functions. State associations must submit a detailed membership plan to NCGA by March 1. State organizations that meet growth targets will be eligible for cash incentives and qualify for entry into a drawing for the use of an E-85 FFV for one year.

The three top individual recruiters from across the Corn Belt will also receive cash awards toward attendance at the 2008 Commodity Classic, where they will be recognized for their efforts.

Top individual NCGA recruiters are eligible to be voted into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recruiter who posts the highest cumulative points during 2007 also receives a cash award and recognition at the 2008 Commodity Classic. Top individual recruiters will be entered in a drawing for one year's use of an E-85 FFV vehicle.

NCGA provides recruiters with a number of tools, including a membership symposium (Feb. 7-9 in Memphis, Tenn.), recruiter library, and the monthly, electronic, Membership Matters newsletter.

NCGA's membership program is sponsored by Syngenta Seeds/NK/Agrisure.

SOURCE: NCGA news release.