NCGA Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Class

June 10, 2022

NCGA Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Class

Jun 10, 2022

Author: Gaylen Holloway

Are you interested in enhancing your leadership skills to help advance the priorities of our nation's corn growers? If so, apply today for NCGA’s Leadership Academy.


Leadership Academy brings together a diverse group of grower leaders. It focuses on various aspects of leadership training and key policy issues in a world with ever-changing consumer and environmental demands. The program is open to any NCGA member seeking to improve their leadership skills.


“Leadership Academy is an incredible opportunity for those looking to enhance their leadership skills and take a larger role in advocating for the corn industry,” said NCGA Chairman and Leadership Academy Alum John Linder. “Participating in Leadership Academy opened my eyes to the opportunities to better serve my state organization, the national organization and the entire corn sector.”


Leadership Academy consists of two sessions, one three-day program in St. Louis, Mo.  (August 2022) and one in Washington, D.C. (January 2023). During the program, growers will gain insight into association management and how different leadership styles can come together in building an efficient organization. Media training and effective advocacy communications also play a key role in this program. We work with our grower leaders to take a more active role as spokespersons for their state and national corn organizations.


More detailed information about the program can be found online or by contacting Gaylen Holloway at