The Monthly Grind

Tune in the first Wednesday of every month on AOA as we bring you “The Monthly Grind” in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association.

August 2022 Episode with Troy Schneider from NCGA and Kate Maher, NCBA’s Executive Producer of Cattlemen to Cattlemen:

September 2022 Episode with Bob Hemesath of the National Corn Growers Association and Dr. Chris Hostetler of the National Pork Board discussing the ways NCGA and NPB have worked together to strengthen both industries.

October 2022 Episode Part One and Two with Chad Epler, Kansas corn grower and NCGA member, and Sarah McKay, NCGA Director of Market Development, They joined for The Monthly Grind to discuss the role of corn in pet foods!

November 2022 Episode as we looked at the importance of corn in the poultry sector with Shelby Watson, Manager of Internal Operations for USAPEEC (USA Poultry and Egg Export Council) and Mike Beard, Market Development Action Team member and Indiana farmer.

December 2022 Episode as we celebrate six months of The Monthly Grind with the National Corn Growers Association by talking with Denny Vennekotter of the NCGA Market Action Development Team and Brian Thalmann, who serves as the Corn Board Liason to the MDAT.

On the January 2023 episode of The Monthly Grind, Mike Pearson is joined by Troy Schnieder of the National Corn Growers Association. Troy was part of the group that recently travelled to Brussels for the EU-US Collaboration Platform on Agriculture, and he shared the differences between the EU approach and the American approach.

On this February 2023 episode of The Monthly Grind, Mike Pearson was on location at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA with our friends from the National Corn Growers Association. Harold Wolle, NCGA Vice President kicked off the show with a reminder of why NCGA and NCBA have partnered so much on education. Next, Troy Schneider, Market Development Action Team chair and Colorado corn grower told about his experience in Europe for the Collaboration Platform on Ag. And we closed with Dean Meyer, Chair of the USMEF with a look ahead to beef exports in 2023.