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2023-2024 CAT Application Are Now closed


Why apply for the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team? 

Network, learn and advance the corn industry with a group of 20 college students from all across Iowa. 

Who can apply? 

Any post-secondary student who has completed high school and is attending an Iowa college or university to pursue a career in agriculture.  

Up to 20 students are selected, up to four second year CAT students can be selected. Getting representation from all Iowa universities and colleges is a priority. Typically, one student is selected from each school. Iowa State can be represented by up to seven students. We encourage students to apply again if they did not get in their first year applying.  


Collegiate Advisory Team 2023-2023 Schedule 

  • Session 1: November 9 - 10, 2023 – Iowa Corn Office - Johnston, IA
  • Session 2: January 25 - 26, 2024 – Capitol Visit & Iowa Corn Office - Des Moines, IA
  • Session 3: March 28 - 29, 2024 Iowa Corn Office – Johnston, IA & Industry Tour Locations TBD
  • 2024 Commodity Classic – Optional 
  • 2024 Iowa Corn Grassroots Summit (optional. All college students and Iowa Corn members are invited)

CAT members are encouraged to get involved locally and participate in local, district and other state activities and events as they have time.  


CAT costs nothing for you as an Iowa Corn student member. All CAT students must pay the $20 student membership fee. Meals, lodging, and other expenses are paid for by Iowa Corn; that includes a $50 ethanol gift card for events to cover gas. Students who attend all sessions will be eligible to receive a $200 scholarship in August 2024. To become a student member, click here.

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CAT TEam members can expect to: 

  • Learn about top policy issues affecting corn and meet with legislators to discuss. 

  • Tour top corn customers' facilities, such as ethanol and livestock. 

  • Learn how about their personal strengths and how to best leverage them. 

  • Experience leadership training on effective communication skills and personal time management. 

  • Provide input to Iowa Corn on student programming and outreach.

  • Decide funding amount to student agriculture organizations' grant applications.

  • Recruit new members to join Iowa Corn to strengthen the corn industry. 

For More Information, Contact:

Brian Bell

Director of Leadership and Organizational Development
5505 NW 88th Street, Johnston, IA  50131
(515) 225-9242  | bbell@iowacorn.org

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