True Texas leadership begins from the ground up. The future of agriculture is in your hands—all you need are the right tools to cultivate it. Texas Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Leadership Enhancement and Development (AgLead) program empowers farmers and ranchers with the skills they need to continue the proud legacy of Texas agriculture. In two years, AgLead class members don’t just learn about leadership—they become leaders for our industry.
The AgLead program consists of 12 farm and/or ranch producer members aged 25-40. Participants are selected through an application process and come from throughout Texas. The two-year curriculum consists of: five Texas sessions; three out-of-state sessions: California, Chicago area, Washington, D.C.; and an international trip.
Young farmers and ranchers hold a promising future for Texas agriculture. AgLead will help you reach your full potential to lead from the farm gate to the Capitol steps—and everywhere in between.
AgLead members experience agriculture from the farm to the factory and beyond, including visits to some of the nation’s most diversified and innovative agricultural operations, processors, packagers and marketers. But strong agricultural leadership isn’t left out in the field. AgLead members learn the intricacies of agribusiness, as well as the political and regulatory process that influence their businesses at the state and national levels. AgLead places young farmers and ranchers face-to-face with prominent decision-makers in Austin and in Washington. Through a greater understanding of the political process, they gain insight into regulations and politics—and learn how to influence the outcomes.
AgLead XII, the current class, is under way and concludes in October 2016. Applications for Texas Farm Bureau’s AgLead XIII class are tentatively planned for availability during late May 2016.
If you are interested, contact Jamie Gipe