Corn growers from across the country gathered in St. Louis, Mo. for the first session of the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Leadership Academy.
“This year’s Leadership Academy class had participants from 11 states, all dedicated to personal development for the advancement of our industry,” said Lowell Neitzel, Chair of the Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team.
Attendees completed an intensive session on excellence in leadership, polished their professionalism and presentation skills, completed media training, and networked with fellow industry members.
“Leadership Academy aims to enhance corn growers’ personal leadership skills, improve their abilities to serve their state organizations, and equip them to be advocates for the corn sector,” Neitzel said. “It’s important for us to build the next generation of industry leaders.”
The second session of the program will be held in Washington, D.C. in January 2023 where participants will learn the ins and outs of engaging in the political process.
Leadership Academy is just one of NCGA’s premier leadership programs. Contact Gaylen Holloway to learn more about Leadership Academy and NCGA’s other leadership and development offerings.