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Corn growers learn new ways to increase demand for crop

The National Corn Growers Association traveled from their headquarters in Missouri to speak with Georgia corn growers. (Source: WALB) The National Corn Growers Association traveled from their headquarters in Missouri to speak with Georgia corn growers. (Source: WALB)
Past President Martin Barbre said many Georgia corn farmers are concerned about the demand for corn. (Source: WALB) Past President Martin Barbre said many Georgia corn farmers are concerned about the demand for corn. (Source: WALB)
On Thursday, folks could check out NASCAR racer Austin Dillon's car. (Source: WALB) On Thursday, folks could check out NASCAR racer Austin Dillon's car. (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

When you think of the main crops grown here in Georgia your mind probably goes right to cotton or peanuts.

One national association at the Sunbelt Ag Expo wants to change that mindset.

The National Corn Growers Association traveled from their headquarters in Missouri to speak with Georgia corn growers.

Past President Martin Barbre said many Georgia corn farmers are concerned about the demand for corn.

Throughout the three-day Ag Expo, the National Corn Growers Association representatives have been speaking with farmers about creating a greater demand for their crop.

That demand could grow through trade, through ethanol, and through many other venues.

"We want farmers, especially the corn farmers in Georgia to know that the National Corn Growers Association is out there working for you," said Barbre. "Our policies are created by our delegates, they're farmers just like you are, and we're really working to increase more demand for farmers."

On Thursday, folks could check out NASCAR racer Austin Dillon's car.

National Corn Growers association is involved in a sponsorship of NASCAR called American Ethanol. 

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