Ohio Corn & Wheat Emerging Leader Summit 2020
Submission Deadline12/31/2019

Join Ohio Corn & Wheat at the 2020 Emerging Leader Summit!

January 27-30, 2020
Columbus, Ohio

This leadership program engages growers and industry professionals from around the state. Our goal is to encourage and prepare Ohio’s grain producers to become more involved with grassroots programs and our organizations. We need leaders for the future that will advance our industry and respond to the major challenge facing Ohio grain producers. 

Participants in the program will be immersed in sessions to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, communications, and advocacy. Program elements include:

  • 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

Program participants will also receive a one-on-one coaching session after the Summit and may be invited to additional programs.

A limited number of spots are available for the Emerging Leader Summit, and thanks to program sponsor Seed Consultants, Inc. along with Ohio Corn & Wheat, there is no cost to participants.

To complete the application for this program, click on “Login & Apply”. You’ll be prompted to create a user name and may then submit an application. Applicants will be notified by October 1, 2019.

For questions about the Emerging Leader Summit, contact Kim Schriver, Ohio Corn & Wheat staff, at kschriver@ohiocornandwheat.org or (740) 201-8088 or Marlene Eick, program consultant, at (614) 570-7589.

***A quick note: The final question of the application will ask you to identify a sponsor. This person will simply serve as a reference/recommendation for you. Consider asking a county Extension Educator, current or former Ohio Corn & Wheat board members, a board member of an agricultural organization, or a Farm Bureau Organization Director. The person you identify will be emailed a form from this system, so we recommend that you inform that person to watch for an email from Reviewr.

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