LEADelaware Accepting Applications for Class IV

LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, is accepting applications for its fourth fellowship class, which will run for two years starting in January 2016.  Applications must be received by November 13.  Applicants will be notified of their selection in early December.

LEADelaware is an agriculture and natural resources leadership program helping to build the next generation of leaders in the food and fiber industries.  The Fellows (participants) learn more about agriculture from a local, national and global perspective, policy making at the state and national level, and basic leadership skills that all good advocates need – communications, conflict management, change leadership, and more.

“The development of leaders in today’s agricultural and natural resources fields is more important than ever,” says Dean Mark Rieger of the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources which is a lead partner in the program. “Delaware farmers must have the skills to discuss critical issues with public and policy makers at the local, state and even national levels.”

The program consists of ten sessions throughout Delaware and the District of Columbia, as well as an international agricultural visit.  Fellows will learn about agriculture, food systems, policymaking, and hands-on leadership skills.

Applications are available at http://sites.udel.edu/leadelaware or by contacting Holly Porter at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at holly.porter@state.de.us or 302-698-4503.

LEADelaware is a partnership between CANR and the Delaware Department of Agriculture, as well as sponsors including MidAtlantic Farm Credit, and the Delaware Soybean Board.  For more information on the program, visit http://sites.udel.edu/leadelaware.

Brochure: LEADDEBrochure2015
Application: LEADDEApplicationFinal