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I-LEAD Class 10 Application Process

Applications are now closed for I-LEAD Class 9. Please check back for applications for I-LEAD Class 10 in the summer of 2020.


I-LEAD class members come from diverse backgrounds and share a common commitment to the future of agriculture in Iowa. Individuals that are involved in production agriculture, the food and agriculture industry, agriculture media, or education and government, are all encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have been in their chosen profession for two or more years and to those who feel they can contribute to Iowa agriculture.

Program Requirements

  • Attend scheduled meetings and conference calls
  • Prepare as needed for class sessions
  • Actively participate in discussions
  • Be open to new ideas and experiences
  • Be a team player
  • Be able to communicate via email


The costs associated with I-LEAD educational programs, lodging and meals are paid by ICPB and ICGA, as is transportation and expenses to U.S. locations. I-LEAD class members are responsible for the cost of travel to and from I-LEAD sessions in Iowa and fundraising for their international trade mission.


  • A selection committee will review all completed applications and select applicants to be interviewed at the Iowa Corn office.
  • Selected applicants will be asked to sign a letter to attend all sessions (approximately 35 days in total).
  • Class members who are not self-employed will need to submit a letter from their employer allowing them to attend all sessions.
  • Spouses of selected class members will also be asked to sign a letter of support.

For more information or questions about the application and selection process, please contact Iowa Corn at 515-225-9242 or

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