The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is seeking wheat growers who are excited about leading their industry for participation in the 2007 Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow training program.
The WILOT program is intended for producers who are interested in becoming more involved – or involved for the first time – in their state wheat grower associations. The National Association of Wheat Growers Foundation and Monsanto sponsor the program; the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is a member-state of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
The WILOT curriculum focuses on personal leadership styles; dealing effectively with the media; forces driving agricultural policy; advocacy; technology issues in wheat; and the NAWG structure. Another important element of WILOT is the friendships that are made between growers from different parts of the country during program training.
The 2007 WILOT program will be held Nov. 2 to 7 in St. Louis. Program sponsors will cover travel and other expenses for the attendees.
Kansas wheat producers who are interested in applying should contact the staff at the Kansas Wheat office at 1-800-748-8034. Applications for WILOT must be submitted through the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and are due by Friday, Sept. 7.