by Whitney Flach
Today, Iowa Corn announced the 23 Iowa college students who will make up the seventh Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT).
This advisory council comes from Iowa students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The team includes one representative from each state college and university, and five students from Iowa State University.
CAT will assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) in developing targeted programs to enhance the organizations’ relationships with individuals pursuing careers in agriculture production and allied industries.
CAT achieves this by fostering the knowledge and skills of these future leaders and providing them the tools to advocate for Iowa Corn and other commodity organizations’ role in the success of Iowa agriculture.
“Iowa corn farmers’ future depends our ability to offer relevant programming, advocacy and services to new professionals entering Iowa’s agricultural sector, “said Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director Larry Buss. “We are excited to work with these 23 bright students on ways we can cultivate and promote our organization and the corn industry.”