We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 OCW Collegiate Policy Academy! The Academy provides the opportunity to experience the national legislative efforts of agriculturalists and network with state staff members and other growers.

Collegiate Policy Academy

Designed to develop future corn and wheat leaders, the OCW Collegiate Policy Academy is a one-year opportunity for current members of the OCWGA New Crop. Candidates must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in college and have a strong interest in agriculture, but can be pursuing a “non-ag” degree program. 

Applications will be reviewed and select interviews will be conducted during the week of April 10. Chosen academy members will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for an all-expenses paid trip from July 17-20, 2017, to experience legislative efforts first hand. 

Members may also participate in events such as the Ohio FFA State Convention, Ohio State Fair and Farm Science Review and network with industry leaders to further advance their professional development skills. 

Applications are due to Ellen Gilliland at egillilad@ohiocornandwheat.org by April 7, 2017.

Download the application.

Please contact Ellen with questions or concerns by email or phone at 419-618-7167.