Lindsay Calvert, Leadership Development Manager, manages training and development for the Iowa Corn board, committees, staff, and members. She also coordinates the I-LEAD and CAT programs as part of Iowa Corn’s leadership development efforts. Lindsay grew up on a farm in Guthrie County. After vowing as a 14-year-old that she would never work in agriculture she tried to run away from her agriculture roots by going to University of Iowa for a year. It took her one semester to realize she missed the community of people in the agriculture industry. Prior to Iowa Corn, Lindsay worked at American Farm Bureau as director of leadership development in Washington, D.C. It’s not unusual to see Lindsay with a strong cup of coffee in hand at any hour of the day or talking about her latest bike ride.