Nineteen Iowa college students have been named to the latest Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team. This is the third such team that has been assembled since the Iowa Corn Growers began doing this several years ago.
The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team or CAT is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The Iowa Corn CAT assists the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board 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 newly named Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team is made up of excellent students from across Iowa who are passionate about the future of agriculture in our state," said Bob Hemesath, an ICGA director and chair of the committee overseeing the program. "This is the third CAT group and the applicants increase each year. We are excited to work with this team on ideas and programs that will benefit future leaders of the agriculture industry."
Members of student team are passionate about the future of agriculture and Iowa
Participants of the newly selected team are: Carley Christiansen, Iowa State University; Donnie Conway, Indian Hills Community College; Bailey Grimes, Southeastern Community College; Kevin Irr, Graceland University; Dawn James, North Iowa Area Community College; Conner Juergensen, Iowa Central Community College; Holly Kathol, Iowa Western Community College; Austin Knupp, Iowa State University; Maria McEnany, Des Moines Area Community College; Parker Merritt, Dordt College; Lisa Nelson, Iowa State University, Mitch Sieren, Muscatine Community College, Marcie Stevenson, Iowa State University and Katie Williams, Ellsworth Community College.
Also chosen to return to the CAT from last year are: Brent Drey, Iowa State University; Kyle Fischer, Iowa State University; Clayton Hester, Kirkwood Community College; Cale Juergensen, Iowa Lakes Community College and Tyler Martens, Northwest Missouri State University (transferred from Southwest Community College).
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,000 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.