Tulare, Calif., (April 20, 2018) – Tulare County Farm Bureau is seeking applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Class. The deadline to apply is May 1for this all expense paid eight-month program. TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program is designed to open doors to new experiences for students while providing personal, educational and leadership opportunities within their community and the agriculture industry.
It is Farm Bureau’s goal to provide this leadership program to students with leadership potential, with an emphasis on those who have not had an opportunity to participate in similar programs. This program is open only to students who will be juniors in the 2018-2019 academic year. The schedule of activities begins in September 2018 and will end in May 2019. Please encourage students to apply! Students may fill out and submit an online application at www.tulcofb.org. We have eliminated paper applications this year.
Throughout the year, the selected class will experience a team building exercise with an overnight trip to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; a community service activity with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department; a county-wide tour of Tulare County’s agriculture industry; an agricultural careers panel; and a local government seminar with the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. This year, the program culminated with a legislative workshop and an overnight trip to Sacramento to meet with our elected officials, and take part in the California Farm Bureau Leaders Conference. During the trip, the students also toured the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
This is a unique and enriching opportunity for students and we encourage you to identify one or more students from your school for this annual leadership program. Our goal is to have two students from each high school in the county. We urge you to assist us in making this program available to your students. Please note that the individual(s) do not have to have any connection with agriculture or Farm Bureau, but should be students with potential leadership qualities and be able to take full advantage of this program. Students are however required to attend school or reside in Tulare County to be considered for the program.