From the farmers on the Kansas Corn Commission

Why we invest in youth

Central Kansas Corn Commissioner Terry Vinduska, Marion
Excerpted from the 2018 KCC Annual Report published Jan. 2019. View the full report here.

Providing Opportunities for Students Interested in Careers in Corn

Corn On Campus

Kansas Corn is dedicated to providing programs and opportunities for college students interested in careers in the corn industry. We have developed a comprehensive program for college students to learn about careers in corn and agriculture, a collegiate academy for students looking for additional career development, a scholarship program and a special student rate for KCGA membership. Find out more below!

Our Collegiate Programs

Collegiate Academy

The Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy gives college students the opportunity to dive deeper into the corn industry. It gives students insights into the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of the corn industry and how corn may fit into their future career paths. Participating students will  create a capstone project that will relate the information they have learned back to their area of study. Students will participate in a day at the Statehouse in Topeka and Corn Congress in Washington D.C.

Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarships

For students interested in pursuing careers in corn, Kansas Corn’s Next Generation Scholarship program is available via application. 15 college students received scholarships in 2019.

Career Connections

Kansas Corn’s Career Connections program connects college students with potential career paths related to the corn industry. Check out our online resource that highlights the career paths of a wide variety of ag professionals. Learn about how to request on-campus events that provide opportunities for college students to have candid conversations with industry professionals.

Collegiate Career Tips

Our friends at Ag Careers have shared their knowledge and wisdom! Learn more about what to do and what not to do when it comes to applying and interviewing for your next internship or job.

KCGA Student Membership

The Kansas Corn Growers Association (KCGA) is now offering college students a rate of $25 for one year memberships. A student membership in KCGA also includes membership in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and provides many additional benefits and services.


For students interested in internship opportunities with Kansas Corn, please contact Stacy Mayo-Martinez.

If you’re an industry professional with an opportunity please email so we can share the information with our students. 

Applications being accepted for the:

Kansas Corn 2020 Grower Services Internship — Download Job Description