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Iowa Corn I-LEAD Class 11 Applications Open

June 20, 2023

Applications are open for the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) program, which focuses on increasing industry professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the corn industry. This year marks the eleventh class of this reputable ag leadership program, a two-year intensive learning experience available through the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Applications are available on Iowa Corn’s website and are due July 3, 2023. 

“I would recommend I-LEAD to others because it was an excellent program that gave me opportunities I never could have experienced on my own,” said Joe Roberts of Wright County and I-LEAD Class 10 member.  “I-LEAD gave me the chance to expand my network, share my story with others and to see the impact agriculture has around the globe.”

“Leadership development is a priority at Iowa Corn,” said Larry Buss, President of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “Our organization and other commodity groups rely on strong farmer and producer volunteers to guide our organizations now and into the future. I-LEAD brings leaders with a passion for agriculture together to network, expand skillsets and pave the way for the future of our industry.”

Each I-LEAD class meets about ten times over the course of two years providing experience and training provided by Iowa Corn in the agricultural industry such as leadership, effective communication, policy and global agriculture. The program includes an experience in Washington D.C., a domestic mission and an optional international mission.  

For More Information:

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

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