Application Period for California Agriculture Leadership Program Now Open!

The Ag Leadership Program, operated by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), is considered to be one of the premier leadership development experiences in the United States. More than 1,300 men and women have participated in the program and are influential leaders and active volunteers in agriculture, communities, government, business, and other areas.
The 17-month program includes approximately 56 days of formal program activities. Four partner universities—California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fresno; and the University of California, Davis—deliver comprehensive, diverse, and high-impact curriculum designed to improve leadership skills. As a valuable extension to the monthly seminars, fellows participate in national and international travel seminars and receive individualized leadership development coaching.
CALF invests approximately $55,000 per fellow to participate in the Ag Leadership Program. The costs are underwritten by individual and industry donations. Candidates are strongly encouraged to talk with Ag Leadership alumni about the program and to attend a regional recruitment event. 
Application Process
The application process is now open. We will be accepting applications through April 30. Currently, we are using a three-phase process that culminates with regional interviews.
  • Phase 1: April 30
  • Phase 2: May 21
Detailed program information and the phase one application are available at
This article was submitted by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation