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Insight into the Next Farm Bill with Women in Agribusiness Summit Speaker Brooke Appleton of NCGA

This week Chrissy Wozniak gains some insight into the upcoming Farm Bill with Women in Agribusiness Summit Speaker Brooke Appleton Vice President of Public Policy for the National Corn Growers Association.

The 11th annual Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Summit will take place this year September 26-28 in Dallas, Texas. The event is renowned for annually convening more than 800 of the country’s female agribusiness decision-makers, and for building a year-round community of career-minded women.

WIA initiatives have grown to include WIA Membership, WIA Career Connector, WIA Demeter Award of Excellence, Scholarships, and the WIA Today blog.

The 2022 Women in Agribusiness Summit will feature nearly 40 industry expert speakers and cover topics such as supply chain disruption, the impact of the war in Ukraine, immigration challenges, price volatility in the ag market, and animal agriculture. It also will feature an update on what’s to come for the 2023 Farm Bill, which will be covered by speaker Brooke Appleton of the National Corn Growers Association, who is today’s guest.

Brooke Appleton works in concert with the board and leadership to develop and implement the organization’s policy priorities and manages all outreach to Congress, the administration, and government agencies.

With close to two-decades of experience in Washington, Brooke has served in senior leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on Capitol Hill, and with some of the nation’s leading commodity groups.

Prior to heading NCGA’s Washington office, Brooke served as chief of staff for the deputy secretary at USDA, managing the office’s day-to-day operations and serving as the deputy secretary’s lead advisor.

She also served as a chief advisor on agricultural and environmental issues to Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) as he chaired the House Small Business Committee. Prior to her committee work, Brooke served as an agricultural advisor in Graves’ congressional office.

Thanks to her upbringing on a multi-generation row crop and cattle farm in northwest Missouri, Brooke is able to couple her deep understanding of agriculture with her extensive knowledge of the policy process to effect change for America’s corn growers.

Brooke holds a B.A. in agribusiness management with a minor in international agriculture and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Don't miss Brooke's presentation along with many other ag professionals live in Dallas at the Women In Agribusiness Summit September 26-28. Register at -


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