Iowa’s agriculture leadership today is built on generations of individuals who made agriculture their passion – 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 advocating and progressing the industry.
Men and women who are involved in production agriculture, the food and agriculture industry, agriculture media, or education and government, are all encouraged to apply.
The international trade mission is a key educational component of the I-LEAD program. Each I-LEAD class is challenged to work as a team to determine a mission target and raise the funds to cover core mission costs.
On the mission, class members will learn about key markets and develop further leadership skills as they speak with foreign officials and customers about Iowa agriculture.