Applications Due Soon for National Corn Leadership Program
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (Oct. 14, 2015) — The application deadline for the National Corn Growers Association DuPont New Leaders program is quickly approaching. Indiana corn farmers interested in industry leadership development must apply for the program by Oct. 30, 2015. The application can be found at www.ncga.com/nlp.
The program’s target audience is farming couples and individuals who are new to active industry participation or who are considering agricultural board leadership. The all-expenses-paid program will begin in February 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa where participants will participate in communications training and forums on the top issues pertaining to the corn industry.
“It’s critical to take advantage of opportunities to learn and grow in ways that constructively challenge your perspective and comfort zone so that you can be more effective communicator and proponent of whatever it is you support,” said Chris Hudson, a Indiana corn farmer from Montgomery County and a 2015 program participant. “The New Leaders Program provides that opportunity.”
Throughout the spring and early summer, participants will attend various state and national events to hone their communication and leadership skills. Additionally, participants will take part in online activities to communicate with other participants and program leaders. The program concludes in July 2016 with a visit to Washington D.C. where participants will take part in NCGA activities.
To apply for the program, participants must be at least 21 years of age and a member of the NCGA. Participants cannot be serving on a NCGA affiliated board or Corn Congress. Participants must be committed to attending all elements of the program. All program-related travel and lodging expenses for both the grower and spouse/partner participant will be covered, per NCGA policy and procedures.
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.