NGFA member company employees enrolled in the NGFA’s Committee Apprenticeship Program (CAP) are heading to Washington, D.C., next week for the annual CAP DC Experience, which includes visits with lawmakers and top government officials.
The event is meant to introduce the NGFA to a new class of apprentices, who are encouraged to learn about their respective NGFA committees’ issues thoroughly and to participate actively in their discussions. There are 25 in this year’s apprentice class, a record for the three-year-old program.
During this year’s DC Experience, apprentices will hear from Darci Vetter, immediate past chief agricultural negotiator for the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Kimberly Wingfield, director of science policy, labeling and standards at the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
The CAPs Capitol Hill visits will kick off with an introductory meeting with Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.
The CAP is designed to help develop future leaders of the association. A limited number of apprentice positions are available – generally, one to three per committee, based on committee size. View the 2017-18 CAP roster.