Agriculture, natural resource leadership program seeking applicants
Montana State University Extension is offering a new, two-year leadership program for professionals in agriculture and natural resource industries. The Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership Montana training will include participant classes, tours, networking opportunities, and travel.
The two-year program features eight in-state seminars; a five-day national study tour in Washington, D.C.; and a two-week international trip. Seminars will include training in agriculture institutions and agencies, natural resource development, public speaking/media, economics, state and federal policy, international trade, urban/rural relationships, water issues, transportation, labor and production costs, entrepreneurship, and other current industry topics.
REAL Montana is limiting the inaugural class to about 20 participants who earn a substantial percentage of their livelihoods from Montana agriculture and/or natural resources, who have the willingness and aptitude to develop long-term leadership skills. No age restrictions apply. Program cost will be shared by participants and private industry sponsors. Applications are due by May 31.
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