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About Young Professionals in Agriculture

Mission 

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.

 

History

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. 

 

Stay up-to-date on our events by joining the YPiA Facebook Group.

 

 

2023 Board of Directors

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President 

Rebekah Sletten
Public Affairs Manager
America's Cultivation Corrido
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Vice President 
 
Tyler DuBry
Junior Credit Analyst
Conterra Agricultural Capita
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Treasurer & Secretary
 
Erin Chalupa
Marketing Communications Specialist
Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health
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Communications Chair
 

Chelsea Dinterman
Assistant Agronomy Editor
Successful Farming
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Programming Chair
 
Cynthia Farmer
Iowa Farmer Relations Manager

Midwest Dairy
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Community Relations Chair
 
Rachel Zumbach
Public Relations Manager
Iowa Corn
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Membership Chair
 

 

Nic Klein

Ag Portfolio Manager

First Interstate Bank

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Advisor
 

 

Chloe Carson

Manager of Digital Communications

 Smithfield Foods

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