CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI, U.S. – The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) on Nov. 16 announced that Robyn Allscheid has rejoined the organization as the director of Research and Productivity in the St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., office.  Allscheid previously served at NCGA as manager of research and business development from 2008 to 2010. She will serve as staff lead for the Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team as well as leading NCGA’s research programs.

“Robyn has a deep background, both academically and professionally, that will help NCGA coordinate and develop research programs across the state and national levels,” said Nathan Fields, vice-president of Production and Sustainability.  “Her proven skill and previous experience have allowed her to hit the ground running, already adding to the team in a positive, productive way that will benefit our efforts to maintain and create opportunities for U.S. corn farmers.”

Allscheid comes to NCGA from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center where she ran the lab for the Center’s Director, Jim Carrington. Prior to that, she was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she granted and implemented $40 million in agricultural programs in the country of Georgia. She has a Master of Science dual degree in crop science and agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.