Chief Executive Officer, National Corn Growers Association
Jon Doggett is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Corn Growers Association, a grower-led trade association with offices in St Louis and Washington. Doggett assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. Prior to that, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President in December 2014, from the post of Vice President, Public Policy. Raised on his family’s Montana ranch, Doggett has substantial knowledge of production agricultural and more than 30 years of agricultural policy experience. Prior to joining NCGA, Doggett served 11 years at the American Farm Bureau Federation, where he was the Bureau’s lead lobbyist on a number of public policy issues, including ethanol, climate change, land use, conservation and endangered species. While in Washington, Doggett also worked for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association/Public Lands Council and served as senior legislative assistant for former Montana Congressman Ron Marlenee. His ability to look at issues with a fresh perspective and find a common ground has been the cornerstone of Doggett’s work in the legislative arena. In 2004, he was named one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington by The Hill newspaper. Doggett has served as President of the Washington Agri-Business Club and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics. In addition to his public policy experience, Doggett was a stockbroker for Dean Ritter Reynolds and a district manager for Allis Chalmers Corp. He attended the University of Montana, where he majored in finance and journalism. Doggett enjoys returning to his family’s ranch in Meagher County, Montana. He is an enthusiastic kayaker and has earned a Sea Kayak Instructor certificate. Jon resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Nancy. They have two adult children, Katie and Andrew, and the two most wonderful granddaughters in the whole world. Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents approximately 40,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 49 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.
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