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2021-2022 applications open here on September 1, 2021. 

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. 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.  

      

TENTATIVE 2021-2022 Schedule 

  • Session 1: November 4-5, 2021 – North Central Iowa 

  • Session 2: January 20-21, 2022 – Des Moines, IA  

  • Session 3: March 23-24, 2022 – Iowa Corn Day at the Capitol, Des Moines, IA  

  • Iowa Corn Grassroots Summit: Aug. 29-30, 2022 – 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.  

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Cost: 

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 April of 2022. To become a student member, click here.

CAT Students Meet with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

Pictured Above: 2020-2021 CAT Students Meet with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.

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:

Lindsay Calvert
Leadership Development Manager, Iowa Corn
5505 NW 88th Street, Johnston, IA  50131
(515) 225-9242  | lcalvert@iowacorn.org

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