Brenda Elmer

  • Executive Director


  • Brenda Elmer is the Executive Director for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  She joined the Association in 2020.

  • Brenda is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a masters degree in public administration and Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, MN with bachelor degrees in both Mass Communication and Political Science. She has more than 20 years of public policy experience at the federal, state and local levels. She previously served as a North Dakota regional director for a national construction association. She grew up on a farm in northeastern South Dakota.

  • Brenda and her husband Corey have three boys and enjoys traveling with her family, gardening and baking and cooking.

Brenda Elmer

Holly Neva is the new Communication and Grower Services Specialist for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association. Having grown up in a grain farming and beef family in Edgeley, ND, Holly chose NDSU for her Bachelor’s Degree, and has a background in business development and industry relations. She is excited to further her career in agriculture by communicating with corn growers in rural North Dakota.

Her responsibilities include membership, event planning, communications and social media, and graphic design of publications.  She will also be attending trade shows and meetings on behalf of the Association. In her free time Holly enjoys swimming with her kids, cross-country skiing, biking, volleyball and playing pinocle with family and friends. A fun fact is that Holly’s first job was picking and selling sweet corn for $1 per dozen.

Executive Director Brenda Elmer says that “Holly fits the NDCGA culture well, and already is demonstrating that she works well with our North Dakota growers.” Added Elmer, “Her experience working with industry partners, and excellent trade show and event planning skills will be valuable to the association and the state’s corn growers and we are fortunate to have her.  Holly can be reached at and 701.566. 9293.  Welcome Holly!

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