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Students named to 2018 Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory TeamStudents named to 2018 Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

These 18 college students will assist Iowa Corn Growers Association in building relationships with individuals pursuing careers in agriculture.

December 11, 2017

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FUTURE LEADERS: This is the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team to be selected since the program began. Team members gain leadership skills as they advocate for agriculture.

Iowa Corn has selected the 18 Iowa college students who will make up the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team. Comprised of Iowa students pursuing degrees in agriculture, CAT will assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board in developing targeted programs to enhance the organizations’ relationships with individuals pursuing careers in agriculture production and allied industries.

CAT achieves this by fostering the knowledge and skills of these future leaders and providing them the tools to advocate for Iowa Corn and other commodity organizations’ role in the success of Iowa agriculture.
“The future of Iowa Corn depends on the organization’s ability to offer relevant programming, advocacy and services to new stakeholders entering Iowa’s agricultural sector,” says ICPB Director Larry Buss, a farmer from Logan in western Iowa. He chairs the committee overseeing the team. “We are excited to work with these 18 bright students, who are pursuing a broad facet of careers in agriculture, on ways we can cultivate and promote our organization and the corn industry.”

Students pursue degrees in ag
The 18-member team includes agriculture students from several colleges, community colleges and universities in Iowa. The 2017-18 participants, including their hometown and college, follow:

Ashlynn Lingle, Aspinwall, Des Moines Area Community College
Conner Hemesath, Ossian, Northeast Iowa Community College
Dana Simon, Riverside, Kirkwood Community College
Drew Carlson, Tracy, Graceland University
Hans Riensche, Jessup, Iowa State University
Irad Moreno, Iowa Falls, Ellsworth Community College
Jamin Manus, Klemme, Hawkeye Community College
Lucas DeBruin, Oskaloosa, Dordt College
Luke Lay, La Belle, Mo., Muscatine Community College
Maddie Hoch, Algona, Iowa State University
Mason Claude, Wester City, Iowa Central Community College
Meranda Thimmes Mechanicsville, Iowa State University
Mitchell Post, Sioux Center, Northwestern College
Nicole Langbein, Sac City, Morningside College
Savannah Keitzer, Mediapolis, Iowa State University
Tessa Meyer, Sumner, Iowa State University
Victoria Butt, Iowa Falls, Iowa State University
Tori Ward, Memphis, Mo., Indian Hills Community College

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board works to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on ag issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

Source: ICGA and ICPB

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