Collegiate Policy Academy

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Ohio Corn & Wheat consisting of Ohio Corn Marketing Program, Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association investing in the future of our industry by understanding the importance of the next generation.

The Collegiate Policy Academy is connecting college students with public policy leaders in Columbus and Washington D.C. along with networking and professional development opportunities.

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  1. Member of Ohio Corn & Wheat Association. Can apply for membership at time of application submission.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior at a college or university by the fall of 2023.
  3. Applicants showing strong interest in Agricultural major preferred, but not required.
  4. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the state of Ohio.
  5. Applicants are encouraged to attend OCWGA Spring Fly-In in March 19-21 2024, all expenses covered by Ohio Corn & Wheat.
  6. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 20, 2023.


  1. To develop future agricultural leaders, specifically interested in corn and
  2. To offer collegiate agriculture leaders the opportunity to experience the national legislative efforts of growers.
  3. To introduce collegiate agriculture leaders to Ohio legislators in DC. Mission is scheduled for March 2024 in Washington.
  4. To allow collegiate agriculture leaders the opportunity to network with growers, state staff from U.S. corn states, and national corn and wheat staff member.

Selection Process

A committee of Ohio Corn & Wheat Board Members and Ohio Corn & Wheat staff members will review applications. The Committee will request an interview of the final candidates, virtual (zoom) or in person the week of October 30, 2023 and November 6, 2023. If accepted, please plan on attending the CPA Professional Development workshop December 18-19, 2023.


Collegiate leaders selected for this program will be asked to commit participation and attendance at various events including, but not limited to, the Washington, DC mission, Ohio FFA convention, professional development and networking events, and participation in a full-day orientation prior to the experience.


  • Applicant Information
  • College Information
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Volunteer and Community Activities
  • Essay

    Please answer the following three questions in 300 words or less:

  • Collegiate Policy Agreement




Contact Mackenzie Hoog, Intern, Ohio Corn & Wheat

Collegiate Policy Academy will be awarded competitively based on merit and will be available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or military or veteran.

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