I-LEAD - Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development Program

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I-LEAD Class 7 

The Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) Class 7 started their two year journey in November of 2014. The class includes farmers, educators, agribusiness and governmental leaders from across the state.

     
I-LEAD Class 7 Members:    
       
Randy Bruck
Neola
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson
Johnston
Connie Casson
Underwood
Matthew Eddy
Pleasant Hill
       
Alex Edgington
St. Ansgar
Michael Fritch
Mitchelleville
Drew Gieselman
Marion
Katie Hall-Despins
Clive
       
Laura Holoubek
Ankeny
James Jordan
Roland
Bonnie Kroneman
Osage
Brandon Maier
Eagle Grove
       
Chris Mehrens
Story City
Marc Mummelthei
Waverly
Maury Noonan
Mason City
Gretchen Paluch
Des Moines
       
Sara Ross
Minden
Jason Schwenneker
Ankeny
Marcie Stevenson
Ames
Adam Theis
Omaha
       
Chalie White
Grinnell
     
       

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Why I-LEAD?

Iowa’s agriculture leadership today is built on generations of individuals who made agriculture their cause – not just a job.  The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognize that the future of Iowa agriculture depends on developing new leaders who share the same passion for generations to come.

I-LEAD is a resource for talented people who want to contribute to a better future for Iowa’s communities and the long-term profitability of agriculture in Iowa, and is charged with the task of developing stronger leaders for Iowa agriculture. 

An I-LEAD Graduate will be able to:

  • Describe the value of grassroots leadership, which includes knowing how to get involved and having the personal skills to work effectively as a leader.
  • Define his or her personal leadership style by identifying the diversity of leadership styles and how people with different leadership styles work together.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Iowa Corn and other key organizations that agriculture can work with to broaden perspectives and build coalitions.
  • Create a working knowledge of the agriculture industry and economy in Iowa and Iowa’s place in the world agriculture economy.
  • Communicate messages about agriculture by locating evidence, formulating key points, and communicating agricultural messages through written or verbal communication.

More information on the objectives and mission for I-LEAD class 7 available soon!

 

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