The NCGA/DuPont New Leader Program will kick off in Des Moines next month. The program was first announced in July. It is designed for farming couples and was created to empower them to share the story of their farms and the benefits of a robust agriculture system with key audiences. The National Corn Growers Association says space is still available for farmers in some states to become involved in the program. NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Tom Haag says there is an exciting agenda planned for the first year of this program. He says it will help turn farmers into capable spokespersons for American agriculture and provide them with support they need for considering a leadership role in their corn association.
The NCGA/DuPont New Leader Program will bring farmers from each affiliated state to two sessions to develop and hone their communication and leadership skills. The first will take place at the DuPont Pioneer facilities in Johnston, Iowa November 18th through the 21st. The second session will be held in July of 2014 in Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware. In between the sessions – participants will be encouraged to actively participate and hone their skills in state and national programs.
Individuals will also be considered for this program. Interested farm couples or individuals should contact their state corn association before the October 15th deadline.