Youth Leadership Class 33 apps due May 1

Tulare, Calif., (March 8, 2017) – Calling High School Sophomores! As the 32nd Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Class wraps up their experience, it is time for sophomores in Tulare County to apply for the 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Class. The deadline to apply is right around the corner by May 1, 2017.

TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program began in 1983 as an opportunity for juniors in high school to develop their leadership skills. Since then, the program has trained over 500 young adults, many of which have gone on to pursue agricultural fields of study in college and beyond.

Students are not required to have a connection to agriculture or Farm Bureau but should demonstrate an interest in developing leadership qualities and be able to take advantage of this program through active participation.

Participants must be able to commit to an eight-month program that features monthly seminars that focus on topics such as county and state government processes, leadership, team building, community service, and exposure to careers in agriculture. The program concludes annually with a Sacramento experience to visit our state’s capitol, meet with elected state officials, and participate in a lobbying exercise.

The application can be found at www.tulcofb.org by following the Application Forms tab. After the Youth Advisory Committee reviews the paper applications, students are selected for interviews, and the class is selected in early summer. Notification Letters are sent to all applicants, both chosen and those not chosen for the program.

For more information about TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program, email tcfb@tulcofb.org.

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