The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has started a new ongoing series of podcasts on its Web site.

The series features interviews with grower-leaders on hot topics in agriculture and will expand media options for those wishing to further their knowledge of the industry.

“Podcasting provides us with an exciting new format that can be entertaining and informative,” says Tim Dolan, chair of NCGA's Grower Services Action Team. “The Corn Board listed communications as one of its top five priorities for 2010.”

The first piece looks at the history and future of the maize genome sequencing project with former Research and Business Development Action Team Chair Pam Johnson, a grower from Floyd, IA.