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Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team Students Selected for Participation

October 12, 2023

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Iowa Corn is proud to announce the students selected to participate in the 2023 - 2024 school year’s Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT) program, which focuses on increasing college students’ understanding of the corn industry. During the one-year program, students will visit the Capitol, tour industry leaders' operations, and expand their network and knowledge outside of the classroom. 

2023 - 2024 Collegiate Advisory Team Students: 

  • Paige Dagel, Briar Cliff University

  • Olivia Grooters, Buena Vista University

  • Jacob Fuller, Des Moines Area Community College

  • Kylie Peck, Des Moines rea Community College

  • Stephen Leinen, Dordt University

  • Harley Baumler, Ellsworth Community College

  • Jairus Davis, Graceland University

  • Jordan Mueller, Indian Hills Community College

  • Andrew Burke, Iowa Central Community College

  • Kollyn Lentz, Iowa State University

  • Joshua Noftsger, Iowa State University

  • Emily Plagman, Iowa State University

  • Carson Adams, Iowa State University

  • Maddilyn Klemme, Iowa State University

  • Kesley Holdgrafer, Iowa State University

  • Connor Pickhinke, Iowa State University

  • Jordan Balderston, Iowa State University

  • Delia Swanson, Iowa State University

  • Emma Kielsmeier, Iowa State University

  • Madison Hoover, Iowa State University

  • Abigail Brooks, Morningside University

  • Carter Markwardt, North Iowa Area Community College

  • Alyssa Birt, Southwestern Community College 

The Collegiate Advisory Team will meet four times over the course of the 2023 – 2024 school year, providing experience and training by Iowa Corn in areas such as leadership, effective communication, policy, and industry relations.  

For more information on the program, visit 

For More Information:

Rachel Zumbach, Public Relations Manager,, 515-225-9242  

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