A group of 20 Iowa college students have been named to the fourth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team. Iowa Corn made the announcement in November.
The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team, or CAT for short, is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The Iowa Corn CAT assists the ICGA and ICPB in developing programs that target and enhance Iowa Corn's relationship with students who are pursuing careers in agricultural production and agriculture business and industries.
"The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team is a great opportunity for students to engage and connect with the agriculture industry," says Lowell Appleton, an Iowa Corn director and chair of the committee that oversees the program. "We are looking forward to working with these talented students on programs and ideas to help promote and grow the industry."
Iowa Corn team has 20 students, who come from across the state
Participants who are serving on the recently selected collegiate corn team for the coming year are:
Titan Immel; Adair; DMACC-Ankeny Campus
Will Vande Voort; New Sharon; Dordt College
Cole Birchmier; Story City; Ellsworth Community College
Tessa Otto; Murray; Graceland University
Angela Petersen; Cedar Falls; Hawkeye Community College
Nicolas Davis; Humboldt; Iowa Central Community College
Ashley Smeby; Klemme; Iowa State University
Kalli Weber; Mapleton; Iowa State University
Kaitlin Ihns; Wilton; Iowa State University
Rebecca Haugland; Solon; Iowa State University
Haley Banwart; West Bend; Iowa State University
Brogan Bulecheck; Centerville; Indian Hills Community College
Ben Guthrie; Hopkinton; Kirkwood Community College
Katie Gubbels; Laurel, NE; Morningside College
Whitley Frieden; Joy; Muscatine Community College
Derek Counsell; Orchard; North Iowa Community College
Natalie Te Grootenhuis; Hospers; Northwestern College
Skyler Wright; Keokuk; Northeast Iowa Community College
Haley Vandenberg; Farmington; Southeastern Community College
Matt Mitchell; Indianola; Southwestern Community College
Students are selected to the team for a one-year term
The first Iowa Corn CAT meeting for this new team was held in November at the Iowa Corn offices in Johnston. The students were selected to the team for a one-year term.
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,800 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.