America's Watershed Board of Directors

A diverse board includes participants from across the watershed and different sectors.

Rachel Orf

National Corn Growers Association


Rachel is the Director of Stewardship and Sustainability at National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a membership organization representing over 40,000 active growers from 28 affiliated state corn organizations.

Rachel started her career with an internship at DuPont Pioneer, were she was a maize breeding intern.  Her major project was pollinating corn plants to create new hybrids.  Rachel has also worked for Monsanto where she tested software on a user perspective that was developed for the Sales Reps to use while out in the field.  Rachel started her career with NCGA as the manager of the National Corn Yield Contest.  This involved testing the contest software; collecting and processing all the entry and harvest forms; maintaining a positive relationship with seed companies, supervisors and growers; and recognizing the winners at Commodity Classic – the annual joint venture event hosted by NCGA, ASA, NAWG and NSP.  Rachel is currently the Director of Stewardship and Sustainability where she works with the affiliated corn states on water quality, conservation, and air quality.  She also oversees the National Corn Yield Contest, Good Steward Recognition Program and is the lead staff on the Stewardship Action Team.

She received her BS from Missouri State University in Ag Business with a minor in Agronomy and her MBA from Lindenwood University.