Amelon travels to DC for Iowa Corn Leaders

Alyssa Amelon, member of the Iowa Corn Emerging Leaders team, traveled to Washington D.C. the week of July 17 representing Iowa Corn Farmers.

Amelon was one of many corn growers from across the nation to advocate for key agricultural issues including topics such as consumer access to higher blends of ethanol, agricultural priorities for the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement,  and funding for critical trade promotion and export programs.

“I spent several hours while in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill and sharing the importance of investing in our trade agreements and how ethanol provides the consumer the choice at the pump, “ Amelon said.

Along with her Iowa Corn Leadership Team, Amelon traveled along the Delmarva Peninsula,a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by most of Delaware as well as the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Eastern Shore of Virginia,  and toured several of the agricultural farms.

“ I will share my experiences with my students at Keota, I toured a farm on the Chesapeake Bay that farms clams and crabs as well at a cucumber, tomato and green bean farm,” Amelon said.

According to the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), The Iowa delegation, including ICGA directors, grassroots members, the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT) and the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) Class, eight visited 50 Congressional offices, many of which represented areas outside the Corn Belt because it is important that all member of Congress understand the importance of American agriculture. For more about Amelon's trip subscribe to the Keota Eagle.