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