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About Young Professionals in Agriculture


Connecting young agricultural leaders through professional development, industry learning, and service opportunities. 

Vision Statement

Young Professionals in Agriculture will be the premier organization for young professionals. This will be accomplished by expanding our membership base with engaged leaders who continually work to shape the future of agriculture. We will be viewed as a respected resource for our combined industry knowledge, leadership, and service. 

Diversity Statement

Young Professionals in Agriculture strives to grow and nurture culture in which diversity, equity and inclusion is a reflex, not an initiative; and a deep sense of pride, passion and belonging rises above any professional ambition, unifying us in our shared commitment to agricultural innovation and social responsibility. We recognize that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create more growth opportunities, allowing us to be better agricultural professionals who sow the seeds of change for future generations.



Young Professionals in Agriculture was founded in 2012 with the mission to connect young agricultural leaders located in Iowa. Members meet the second Tuesday of every month through various social events or business tours. Members also value service and philanthropy and participate in various events throughout the year. The organization continues to grow and more than 100 members are currently part of Young Professionals in Agriculture. 


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Board of Directors

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Tyler DuBry
Business Analyst
The Context Network

Vice President 
Chelsea Dinterman
Assistant Agronomy Editor

Successful Farming

Treasurer & Secretary
Nic Klein
Ag Portfolio Manager
First Interstate Bank
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Special Events Chair

Amanda Fortman
Publications Manager
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Programs Chair
Carleigh DuBry
Training Manager

Hormel Foods
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Community Relations Chair
Matt Prill
Cash Advisor/Hedge Broker
AgWest Commodities
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Membership Chair


Rachel Zumbach

Public Relations Manager

Iowa Corn

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Communications Chair


Michael Dix

Financial Advisor Agriculture Specialist

 Dix Financial

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Past President


Rebekah Sletten

Public Affairs Manager

 America's Cultivation Corridor

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