The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program is looking for a few good people to be part of its next class. Applications are being accepted now through April 30 for the Class of 2010.
The program, which combines classroom with hands-on learning and travel experiences, is open to Illinois agricultural professionals between the ages of 25-49 (as of the date you submit your application), engaged full time in agricultural production or ag related businesses.
The format of seven IALP seminars per year allows each participant to continue his/her farming or agri-business career while completing the two-year program.
The mission of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, which administers the program, is to develop knowledgeable and effective spokespersons to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry.
"The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program prepares you to think, communicate, and network so that you can not only compete in a high tech business but also lead a very rapidly changing dynamic industry," says Ron Warfield, IALP Class of 1984 and IALF board member. "The IALP provides advanced education for Agricultural Leaders in a world where information and education is king in the market driven global economy."
To date, over 350 men and women throughout Illinois have participated in the IALP's first twelve classes. For more information, contact the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation office, P.O. Box 160, Macomb, IL 61455 (T: 309-837-7711) or download the application forms from the IALF website at www.agleadership.org.