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Iowa Poultry Association announces emerging leader program

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URBANDALE, Iowa — During its 2017 Fall Festival, the Iowa Poultry Association launched its IPA Emerging Leader Program.

Kevin Stiles, IPA executive director, said, “The goal of the Emerging Leader Program is to aid in building individuals that might more effectively contribute to the future of the poultry industry through growth in their own personal careers.”

The association notes they wish to accomplish this goal through providing targeted growth and development opportunities for professional development. These opportunities will be focused on meeting the needs of people early in their careers or new to the industry. The program platform provides the industry and its participants an opportunity to:

·        Contribute to building stronger professionals for poultry employers.

·        Enhance industry awareness, knowledge and participation.

·        Foster the development of a network of Iowa and U.S. poultry industry peers and professionals.

·        Achieve and Award of Recognition for dedication to professional growth.

Applicants do need to be an established leader in the Iowa poultry industry, the associated added. The Emerging Leaders Program is a way to help advance leadership skills and industry knowledge leading to increased contributions in companies, and eventually to the state and national egg or poultry industry, IPA said.

Applicants should be 21 years old as of Nov. 1, 2017 application deadline. More information can be obtained at or by emailing Stiles at; Ph: 515-707-2800.

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