Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 31, 2013

18 Iowa college students have been named to the fourth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team 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 new Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team is extremely passionate about agriculture and they will help sustain the agricultural industry and the future of farming in our state,” said Bob Hemesath, an ICGA farmer director and chair of the committee overseeing the program. “We are excited to work with this team on programs and ideas that will move the industry forward.”

Participants of the newly selected team are:

Titan Immel; Adair; DMACC-Ankeny Campus,

Trent Kischer; Albert City; Dordt College,

Kristin Scholten; Inwood; Dordt College,

Stephen Chamness; Blairsburg; Ellsworth Community College,

Tyler Pettit; Creston; Graceland,

Shelby Cornelius; Waterloo; Hawkeye Community College,

Brogan Bulechek; Centerville; Indian Hills Community College,

Brandon Strutzenberg; Manson; Iowa Central Community College,

Cassie Galm; Spencer; Iowa Lakes Community College,

Katherine Sennert; Linn Grove; Iowa State University,

Ashley Smeby; Klemme; Iowa State University,

Adam Striegel; What Cheer; Iowa State University,

Samantha Urmie; Long Grove; Muscatine Community College,

Ben Leuder; West Union; North East Iowa Community College,

Haley Vandenberg; Farmington; Southeastern Community College.

Also chosen to return to the CAT from the 2012-13 team are:

Lisa Nelson; Lake Mills; Iowa State University,

Marcie Stevenson; Wheatland; Iowa State University,

Dawn James; Buffalo Center; North Iowa Area Community College.

The first meeting will be 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, 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 7,500 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.