Jennifer Montgomery New NWGGA Director
Jennifer Montgomery has joined the The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association (NWGGA) as the organization’s first, full time executive director. Jennifer comes to the NWGGA after 10 years with WineAmerica, the national trade association of American Wineries, in Washington, DC.
While with WineAmerica, she served as Director of Grassroots and Political Affairs. Her primary responsibilities in that position included lobbying Members of Congress and working with and reporting on public policy developments. Issues of responsibility included those related to agriculture, research, immigration/labor, and taxes, among others.
‘We‘re very excited to have a person with Jennifer’s experience and background as our new Executive Director,” said Seth McFarland, President of the NWGGA. ‘She not only has a wealth of experience for this job, but she also has an incredible background in the wine industry. And, because of her involvement with Wine America, she’s very familiar with Nebraska wines.”
A native of Blacksburg, VA, Ms. Montgomery earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Radford University.
There are currently 25 Farm Wineries in the state and over 400 acres of grapes being grown.