Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program selects 20 participants for its 13th class
The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds that will make up CALP’s 13th class. The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado’s diverse population, by developing participants in the areas of communication, technology, social issues, cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.
“As our state’s urban population grows and has a bigger influence, it’s absolutely critical that we develop Coloradans who are committed to the future of our agricultural and rural communities,” said State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, who serves as CALP’s board president. “And we couldn’t ask for a more talented and ambitious group to take part in our next class.”
CALP and its supporters recruit enthusiastic Coloradans who are recognized as emerging leaders and are directly involved in agriculture, agribusiness, rural industries, rural communities or natural resource management. Participants in the program travel the state, learning about agriculture in every region, and also take part in an international trip to learn about agriculture in a foreign country and U.S. trade with that nation. The first session will begin Feb. 22, 2017, in conjunction with the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.
CALP’s Class Participants:
Jilane Hixson, Lamar; Leila Al-Hamoodah, Denver; Casey Andrews, Fort Morgan; Rian Bernhardt, Akron;Nathan Dirnberger, Colorado Springs; Barbara Frommell, Denver.
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