Top 5 Reasons You Should Become A New Crop Member

Written by: Kayla Walls

March 22, 2017

 

  1. Scholarships

College can be a financial burden, and often our aspirations reach far beyond our next paycheck. Each year, Ohio Corn & Wheat awards $12,000 to their members for their hard work and academic success. This money is set aside specifically for New Crop Members because Ohio Corn & Wheat recognizes that we are tomorrow’s leaders!

 

  1. Travel Opportunities

Ohio Corn & Wheat provides numerous ways to get involved. For example, this past summer, Collegiate Policy Academy Members traveled to Washington D.C. to work with fellow collegiate members on current agricultural policy. While there, members lobbied, attended and participated in the National Corn Growers Association Corn Congress, and talked with people from various sectors of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

  1. Policymakers Hear Your Voice

Sometimes within the industry there becomes a gap between the farmer and the people standing on Capitol Hill lobbying on issues on behalf of the producers. The organization takes action in helping producers succeed in making sure that policymakers hear your voice. As young people, our voices are even louder and can be heard in a different way. People care what young people think because soon enough we will be in their shoes.

 

  1. Networking

Often in the agriculture industry, it’s not so much about what you know, but rather who you know. Forming these relationships with industry professionals at a young age will aid you in your future career. Whether you are fighting for that important grain merchandising internship or looking for someone to guest speak on a topic in your future classroom, networking as a New Crop Member will only aid you in achieving success.

 

  1. IT’S ONLY $10

For only one Alexander Hamilton, you can become a New Crop member and experience all of these great opportunities. This will also give you access to the New Crop Monthly Newsletter which keeps you up to date on all things Ohio Corn & Wheat.