Kansas Corn is accepting applications for the second class of Kansas Corn Corps, a program for young farmers. This 16-month program provides learning and networking opportunities for young corn farmers and is sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission and Kansas Corn Growers Association. The Kansas Corn Corps program gives participants the chance to learn new techniques, strategies and information they can take back to their farms.

Kansas Corn will take applications from farmers age 45 and younger to participate in Class 2 of Kansas Corn Corps until Sept. 15. The program can accept up to 15 farms into each class.

Corn Corps is open to couples and individuals, allowing young growers to come together to learn skills and information they can use to enhance their farms. The program aims to provide opportunities for engagement to enhance the Kansas corn industry. The sessions and a domestic agriculture trip will occur over a 16-month timeframe. The program also includes social networking opportunities throughout the year.

Participants learn how they fit into their farm as individuals, how their farms fit into the corn industry and what opportunities and hurdles the corn industry faces as part of the overall agriculture system.

Interested corn growers are encouraged to apply for the Kansas Corn Corps class soon. To participate, farmers must be active in the operation and growing corn in Kansas. Participants must be age 45 or younger, and both men and women are encouraged to apply. Applications for Class 2 are due Sept. 15. For more details and to download the applications, visit kscorn.com/corncorps or call Kansas Corn at (785) 448-6922.

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