Second Year for NCGA-DuPont New Leaders Program

Cindy Zimmerman

ncga-dupontThe National Corn Growers Association and DuPont have announced the second year of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, designed for corn growers interested in building skills to better serve local, state and national stakeholders.

“It’s important that farmers become strong leaders and spokespersons for American agriculture,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre, a corn grower from Illinois. “We’re grateful to DuPont for its support, and we’re proud of the men and women who joined this program for the first class, and we’ve already seen them doing some great things. Now, we’re actively looking for more couples and individuals to get involved in this dynamic new program.”

Ideal participants will be farming couples or individuals from NCGA’s affiliated states, or may be considering a board position. Those interested must be at least 21 years of age, active in corn farming, NCGA members and not currently serving in a state affiliate board officer position or as a Corn Congress delegate or alternate.

“We are proud to sponsor the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program,” said Jim Hay, regional business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “These participants symbolize the future of agriculture in the United States and this program will teach them skills to benefit their careers and help feed our growing population.”

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. The program will be implemented in three phases, with two plenary sessions: Iowa, January 2015; Washington July 2015, respectively.

The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2014 and participants accepted for the program will be notified in November. Find out more here.

Ag Group, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, NCGA