In 2011, Western Growers welcomed its inaugural class of Future Volunteer Leaders. The two-year program is dedicated to developing the next generation of agricultural leaders within our Regular Member companies. Participants in the program have an expressed desire to learn about the federal, state and local public policy issues facing the agriculture and are interested in becoming advocates for the fresh produce industry.
During the program, Future Volunteer Leaders attend all board meetings and participate in the committee meetings and other board functions, in addition to leadership and social media training and other educational and networking opportunities.
Applications for Class IV, which will begin in February 2017, have been received and vetted by staff and approved by the Executive Committee. The selected members of Class IV reflect the demographic diversity of the Western Growers membership, as well as the level of talent inherent in the family-run businesses that define our organization.
Click here for a complete list and bios of Class IV participants. For more information about the Future Volunteer Leaders Program, please contact Cory Lunde at (949) 885-2264.
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