The Oct. 30 deadline for applications to the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program is fast approaching. The program, designed for corn growers who are newly active or considering involvement in agriculture leadership helps them build their communications skills so they can better serve their peers. Illinois Corn encourages applicants from our state.
Ideal participants will be farming couples or individuals from NCGA’s affiliated states, such as those considering a board position. Those interested must be at least 21 years of age, active in corn farming, NCGA members and not currently serving as an officer on their state affiliate board.
“The program has encouraged me to be more involved to make a difference,” said Michael Howlett, a 2015 participant from New York. “It was well worth the time and energy, and I will be more involved from this point forward, due to the New Leaders Program.”
One couple or up to two single persons per NCGA-affiliated state will be chosen to participate in this hands-on communications and leadership training sponsored by DuPont. The program will be implemented with two plenary sessions. The first will be in Iowa in February 2016 and the second in Washington in July 2016.
Applications are due Friday, Oct. 30, and will be reviewed by the NCGA and forwarded to IL Corn for approval. Participants accepted for the program will be notified in November. All program-related travel and lodging expenses will be covered, per NCGA policy and procedures. For more information and/or to register, visit www.ncga.com/nlp.