Ag Leadership Program Seeks Applicants for Class 50
SALINAS, CA - Know a mid-career grower, farmer, rancher, agricultural professional or individual working in an allied organization who is well on their way to becoming a leader in the California agricultural scene? Applications are now being accepted for Class 50 of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) California Agricultural Leadership Program.
“The founders and early supporters of the Ag Leadership Program would be extremely proud to know that we are recruiting our 50th class and that the program is still relevant, valuable and strong,” said CALF President Barry Bedwell, in a press release. “We look forward to seeing the pool of quality candidates for this milestone class.”
The Ag Leadership Program, operated by the CALF, is considered to be one of the premier leadership development experiences in the United States, according to that press release. The 17-month program is in operation from October 2019 to February 2020 and includes approximately 56 days of formal program activities.
To date, more than 1,300 men and women have participated in the program and are influential leaders and active volunteers in agriculture, communities, government, business, and other areas.
The costs of the program are underwritten by individual and industry donations, CALF invests approximately $55,000 per fellow to participate in the Ag Leadership Program.
The Ag Leadership Program operates in partnership with universities—Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, and UC Davis—to deliver comprehensive, diverse and high-impact curriculum designed to improve leadership skills. In addition to monthly seminars, fellows participate in national and international travel seminars and receive individualized development coaching.
Candidates for the program are strongly encouraged to talk with Ag Leadership alumni and to attend a regional recruitment event.
For more information on the program and application process (the application is due no later than April 29), visit www.agleaders.org.