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I-Lead Class Visits Pella

Focus of Visit: Rural Economic Development


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Class members from the Iowa Corn Growers' Association I-Lead program visited Marion County to develop a better understanding of rural economic development.  As part of the visit the group toured Vermeer Manufacturing, visited Ulrich's Meat Market, heard a presentation from Veel Hoeden, engaged in an economic development activity with the Marion County Development Commission and toured the Vermeer Mill.

What is I-LEAD?

Iowa’s agriculture leadership today is built on generations of individuals who made agriculture their cause – not just a job.  The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognize that the future of Iowa agriculture depends on developing new leaders who share the same passion for generations to come.

I-LEAD is a resource for talented people who want to contribute to a better future for Iowa’s communities and the long-term profitability of agriculture in Iowa, and is charged with the task of developing stronger leaders for Iowa agriculture. 

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