Thirteen Iowa college students from a wide range of backgrounds have been named to the inaugural Iowa Corn Student Advisory Team. The team had their first meeting last week in Johnston.
The Iowa Corn Student Advisory Team is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The team will help develop programs that target and enhance Iowa Corn's relationship with individuals who are pursuing careers in Iowa's agriculture industry. The Iowa Corn student team is made up of students earning agriculture degrees at Iowa's community colleges and at Iowa State University.
"We are very excited for the inaugural Iowa Corn student advisory team and this new program," says Doug Holliday, an ICGA director and chair of the committee that oversees the program. "This group will help to define the future roles of the team as well as help Iowa Corn to design programming for ongoing student outreach."
Participants in the inaugural Iowa Corn student team, chosen through an application and selection process, include: Kevin Buckallew, Indian Hills Community College; Carly Cummings, Iowa State University; Alex Edgington, North Iowa Area Community College; Ryan England, Southwestern Community College; Alyssa Foster, Kirkwood Community College; Beth Irlbeck, Des Moines Area Community College; Andrew Lauver, Iowa State University; Logan Lyon, Ellsworth Community College; Steve Roose, Iowa Central Community College; Kesler Schlmeister, Hawkeye Community College; Traci Tiernan, Iowa State University; Thomas Wacker, Northeast Iowa Community College; and Charlie White, Iowa State University.