Ohio Corn & Wheat Emerging Leader Summit 2020
Submission Deadline08/16/2019

The Ohio Corn & Wheat Emerging Leader Summit is a statewide leadership development program created by Ohio Corn & Wheat. It is our goal to encourage and prepare Ohio grain producers to become more involved with grassroots programs and our organizations.

It is also our goal to develop leaders for the future that will advance our industry and respond to the major challenges facing Ohio grain producers. Therefore, we are calling all potential leaders to apply for acceptance into this program. Please consider the following qualities when considering applying (or nominating an applicant):

  • Accountability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive attitude
  • Open-mindedness
  • Courage
  • Vision

The program will take place January 27-30, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Participants will be immersed in sessions to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, communication, and advocacy. Following the program in Columbus, leaders will also participate in a one-on-one coaching session and be invited to attend Corn Congress in July 2020.

A limited number of spots are available for this unique program and Ohio Corn & Wheat is seeking powerful individuals from all over the state to participate. Program sponsor Seed Consultants, Inc., along with Ohio Corn & Wheat, will incur the cost of the program. There will be no out-of-pocket expense for participants.

Enclosed in this document you will find an overview of the sessions, an application and a sponsor form. We encourage individuals of all ages to apply. Each application must have a minimum of one sponsor. Sponsors may include county extension agents, current Ohio Corn & Wheat members and Board members, Board members of other agricultural organizations or Farm Bureau Organizational Directors.

All questions and completed applications and sponsor forms should be directed to kschriver@ohiocornandwheat.org or 740.201.8088. Completed forms are due by close of business on Friday, August 16, 2019.


Overview of program elements

January 27-30, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

  • Understanding the functions of membership organizations and commodity checkoff programs
  • Reviewing Ohio Corn & Wheat programs
  • Giving strong personal introductions in group and individuals contexts
  • Developing stage presence for delivering short remarks to a group
  • Building skills in networking, business, and dining etiquette
  • Networking at a legislative reception
  • Understanding the legislative process
  • Discussing industry issues with experts
  • Visiting state legislators
  • Touring the Ohio Statehouse
  • Practicing interviews with media
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