We are deeply grateful to the individuals who helped us beat our financial goal for #GivingTuesday!
100%
A goal that we will continually strive for is 100% alumni giving. If you didn’t have the opportunity to give on Tuesday, please still consider supporting our mission with a contribution. If you cannot make a contribution at this time, we’d still love to hear from you.  What can we do to better support you as a program graduate? Please contact Matt Kloes with your ideas and comments. 

WE'VE MOVED!!!!

2702 W. Sunset Blvd. Suite B; Spokane, WA 99224

CULTIVATE
COMMUNICATE
COLLABORATE
INSPIRE
SERVE

AgForestry Cultivates Leaders

Mission

We cultivate leaders in agriculture, forestry and natural
resources who communicate, collaborate, inspire and serve.

Vision

To positively impact and enrich lives and communities in
Washington State and throughout the world
with leading edge solutions for challenges faced by
agriculture, forestry and natural resources.

WHAT IS AGFORESTRY LEADERSHIP?

AgForestry Leadership is the only program of its kind in Washington State that specifically focuses on developing adult leaders in agriculture, forestry and natural resources. Strong leadership is needed now more than ever because few things touch people’s lives more than natural resources. They provide successful livelihoods, quality of life and make the largest economic impact in the state. Our program shapes the future by shaping future leaders.

Over 18 months, AgForestry presents 11 in-state, one national, and one international intensive hands-on learning seminars at public/private institutions of higher education, leading businesses, organizations and in the field. For each leadership class, AgForestry annually selects up to 24 candidates from state-wide applicants who encompass a range of professions and industries. These include people directly involved with agriculture, forestry, and fishing (producers, processors, shippers, marketing and sales) and related fields. The selection process is highly competitive. Two classes are conducted concurrently, providing leadership training for up to 48 individual leaders. We cultivate leaders who communicate, collaborate, inspire and serve.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Thoughts about AgForestry

“I can truly say that my experience in AgForestry was a large cornerstone of my leadership development. I cherish that experience. “
Vicki Christiansen (Class 12)
Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service

“Port Blakely has been supporting and sending employees through the AgForestry Leadership Program for over 20 years. Our company and industry need forward-thinking, solutions-oriented leaders to make sure we can effectively address issues that affect not only us, but our local and global communities. We have benefited from AgForestry first-hand and know the program is world class in developing leaders in natural resources."
Court Stanley (Class 21)
President of Port Blakely U.S. Forestry
"Discussions of “leadership” are so pervasive in corporate and popular culture that the practice of leadership can be overlooked. I draw upon the skills and tools acquired through AgForestry when I face difficult decisions, strategize new professional pursuits, and speak to issues which matter for all of us in agriculture. When I recall AgForestry’s urging to “be a leader,” I feel as supported by that ethic today as I did when I went through the program."
Mel (Melva) Calloway (Class 34)
Owner Calloway NW, LLC & JH Bany Company, LLC
"Going through AgForestry means one 'a-ha!' moment after another, as you learn to identify and understand the forces that are at work throughout our communities. For me it was like riding an elevator from the ground floor up to the top of a very tall building - you step out to the edge and see, in a whole new way, how things connect and interact...I came away not only with an even stronger love of learning, but with a much broader perspective that changed my life and equipped me to make a positive difference where I live."
Senator Linda Evens Parlette (Class 2)
12th Legislative District - Retired
“The AgForestry program has produced one crop after another of the leaders who are needed not only by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries but also the communities that depend on those industries. My two years in the program encouraged me to look for ways to make a difference where I live, and for the way of life I had chosen, and had much to do with my decision to run for a seat in the Legislature.”
Mark Schoesler (Class 10)
Washington State Senator

We’d like to give a special thank you to our premier level donors.

Visionary - $25,000+

Leadership Partner - $15,000+

Benefactor - $10,000+

Class 12

Linda North

Ambassador - $7500+

Patron - $5,000+

Darrel & Melody Otness

Contact Us

Address

2702 W Sunset Blvd, Suite B
Spokane, WA 99224

Phone

(509) 926-9113

Email Address

leaders@agforestry.org

Business Hours

By Appointment

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