If you have a vested interest in Texas agriculture, Texas Farm Bureau’s FarmLead program can help you develop the skills you need to ensure a strong, lasting legacy for your business and all of Texas agriculture.
The FarmLead program is for participants aged 40 and above with a curriculum consisting of two Texas sessions and three out-of-state sessions: Chicago area, Washington, D.C. and California. The objective of FarmLead is to provide prepared agricultural leadership wherever they may end up serving, including political offices. The curriculum focuses upon state and national political awareness, perspectives of the agribusiness community, and developing personal leadership skill sets.
The FarmLead program guides veteran farmers and ranchers through a wide variety of current issues, as well as new production techniques, which are transforming the agriculture industry. FarmLead class members also get an inside look at the politics and regulations that affect their businesses and hone critical leadership skills.
Completed applications and a letter of introduction must be received in the Waco office by Sept. 5, 2014. A panel will select up to 12 class members based on these documents. Prior to submitting an application, FarmLead participants must be approved by their county Farm Bureau board of directors.
The next two-year program will begin accepting applications for participants in June 2014, with a deadline of Sept. 5. If you would like more information, contact Jamie Gipe