Want to become a California agricultural leader?

Want to become a California agricultural leader?

Applications are now being accepted for Class 46 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. The program is considered one of the premier U.S. leadership development experiences.   

California growers, ranchers,and individuals working in allied businesses and organizations that are emerging or mid-career leaders in agriculture can now apply for Class 46 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

The Ag Leadership Program, operated by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), is considered a premier leadership development experience in the U.S.

The 17-month leadership program will run from October 2015 through February 2017 and includes about 55 days of formal program activities.

According to CALF, four partner universities – Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, and the University of California, Davis – provide comprehensive, diverse and high-impact curriculum designed to improve leadership skills.

In addition to the monthly seminars, the leadership program includes a 10-day national travel seminar and a 15-day international travel seminar.

More than 1,200 men and women have participated in the program and today are influential leaders and active volunteers in agriculture, communities, government, business, and other areas.

CALF invests about $50,000 per “fellow” to participate in the program. The costs are underwritten by individual and industry donations.

Interested candidates are encouraged to talk with program alumni about the program and attend a regional recruitment event.

Detailed program information and the phase one application are available online at www.agleaders.org.

The phase one application is due by May 4.

For more information, contact Meredith Ritchie at (916) 984-4473 and mritchie@agleaders.org.

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