PROMOTING PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP GROWTH

THE ACADEMY'S MISSION

To promote professional growth of the next generation of agribusiness leaders and to ensure a thriving agricultural industry for generations to come.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The UnitedAg Agribusiness Emerging Leaders Academy is a personal development and leadership program. Each year, a select group of 5 agribusiness students will take part in the twelve-month, course designed to educate, develop, connect future agribusiness leaders. The program will offer components of the agribusiness industry, personal and professional development, networking and relationship-building activities, and guidance from leading industry executives through an intimate speaker series exclusive to the Agribusiness Emerging Leaders.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Agribusiness Emerging Leaders (AEL) are past recipients of the AEF scholarship program and are also individuals pursuing careers in the agribusiness sector. Agribusiness Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity of developing many skills including volunteering for local community organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters, Second Harvest and provide rewarding experiences. The AEL will also support the Annual Golf Tournament, Walk-A-Thon, and events that support the overall efforts of the UnitedAg Education Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the PDF Application

QUESTIONS?

Contact Maribel Ochoa at mochoa@unitedag.org or call 800.223.4590.


MEET THE 2019 ACADEMY

Member Company:
Markon Cooperative
(Profile)

Member Company:
Merrill Farms, LLC
(Profile)

Member Company:
Red Dog Management
(Profile)

Member Company:
UnitedAg
(Profile)

2019 ACADEMY SESSIONS

  • SESSION 1: BUSINESS BEHIND THE SCENES
  • March 2019 • Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa - Anaheim, CA
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  • SESSION 2: LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE CAPITOL
    June 25-26 2019 • Sacramento, CA
  • SESSION 3: Member Ag Tours
    July 17-18 2019 • Central Coast, CA
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  • SESSION 4: The Situation Room - Reagan Library
    December 4 2019 • Simi Valley, CA

2019 QUARTERLY WEBINARS

TOPIC: Advocacy - Your Voice Matters • June 25, 2019

Speaker: George Soares, Founder & Managing Partner, Kahn, Soares, & Conway, LLC (Profile)
Description: Understanding the legislative process and what happens behind the scenes. Ever wonder how laws are made in California? What really goes on behind the scenes at the State Capitol in Washington D.C.? Can you really affect public policy? Join and discuss relevant public policy issues that are moving through the legislative process and get an insider’s guide on how you can be an effective change maker in your local ag community and at the state level.

TOPIC: Leadership Development • TBD 2019

Speaker: Louise Ferguson, PhD, UC Davis (Profile)
Description: Exercise your leadership skills as a young professional. Young professionals may not bring years of experience to a company, but they bring energy, a fresh perspective and knowledge of new technologies that others in the company may not have. Learn about how leadership creates influence, aims towards a vision, creates followers, empowers equally and outwardly, and how it is authentic.
Resources: Powerpoint Slides | Webinar Recording
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TOPIC: Supply Chain of Food and Fiber • TBD 2019

Description: Understand how food supply chain is extremely complex. The total food and fiber systems includes all economic activities linked to agriculture production, such as machinery repair, fertilizer production, food processing and manufacturing, transportation, wholesale distribution of products, retail sales, and eating establishments.
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TOPIC: Effective Communication • Fourth Quarter • TBD 2019

Description: No matter what stage of life you are at, creating a budget and adhering to it can be tedious. The most important subjects you will learn are the basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems.