NAWG Hires New Government Relations Coordinator
Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2017) –Today, NAWG Chief Executive Officer Chandler Goule announced that Craig Berning has joined the staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers as Government Relations Coordinator. In this role, Berning will be responsible for supporting the policy team and providing key research on NAWG’s policy priorities.
“NAWG has set our several legislative priorities for 2017 which includes ensuring a successful reauthorization of the 2018 Farm Bill,” Goule said. “Craig will be instrumental in helping NAWG reach and educate key congressional leaders and staff on these top priorities. I’m looking forward to having him on board and joining the NAWG team.”
“The opportunity to work alongside wheat grower leaders and the NAWG staff excites me,” stated Berning. “I look forward to working on NAWG’s legislative efforts to support American wheat growers and industry members and ensuring a better future for the wheat industry.”
Berning has interned at the district office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman where he staffed the Senator at meeting and events as well as assisted in handling constituent casework. He also interned at the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Agricultural Retailers Association. Berning received a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and Applied Economics degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.