“We are excited to have Julie as a part of the communications team,” said Mary Hagan, NCGA vice-president of Communications. “Her passion for agriculture and depth of experience make Julie a great addition to NCGA. She has experience working with farmer-led organizations, working closely with the media and crafting communication strategies.”
Busse most recently worked at Osborn Barr as an associate director, where she coordinated the fiscal year planning process and managed marketing initiatives for several ag industry clients.
Previously, Busse worked at DuPont Pioneer’s Heartland Business Unit, where she managed industry, university and government relations, maintained the local community giving program, was responsible for internal and external communication initiatives and led media relations. Busse was also a farm broadcaster at Illinois Farm Bureau’s RFD Radio Network, where she earned the Horizon Award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
Busse earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with a minor in General Agriculture from Illinois State University.