Nominations urged for leadership program

Posted on May 4, 2015
The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for its 11 th class. Housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KALP is an intensive two-year program designed for young farmers and agribusiness individuals.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Kentucky or Tennessee, be involved in some phase of agriculture, and be willing and able to commit around 50 days over the two-year period. More than 150 financial supporters provide funding, including KFB, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, Kentucky agribusinesses and other  farm organizations. Participants will be responsible for tuition of $2,500 payable in two installments to help offset the $15,000 individual program costs.

The program consists of 10 domestic seminars devoted to important agricultural issues. Sessions also focus on improving participants’ communication, leadership and management skills. Class members will visit a variety of Kentucky agribusinesses, Frankfort and Washington D.C., and will travel to other states and nations to explore agriculture in different settings. The previous 10 classes have yielded 267 graduates ( a good number of KFB leaders and staff members are program graduates).

The nomination form link and additional details can be found at the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program website, http://www.uky.edu/Ag/KALP. Nominations are due June 15. The program begins in November.

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