"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1995 graduates of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, recognizing the exceptional contributions of their peers, created Profiles in Leadership. The awards program is designed to acknowledge Ag Leadership graduates for their betterment of community, business, industry, government, education, and the environment. The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation fosters the notion that leaders excel in different capacities and subsequently created the following Profiles in Leadership areas of recognition:
Agricultural Industry - Graduates who have been or are currently engaged in significant agricultural industry leadership roles.
Community Service - Graduates who have been or are currently engaged in significant community service leadership roles. These individuals may have been involved with youth, crime prevention, health care, homelessness, hunger, or any other issue germane to his/her locale.
Urban Alliance - Graduates who have been or are currently engaged in significant leadership roles that strengthen the understanding and relationships between the rural agriculture areas and urban communities of California.
Education - Graduates who have been or are currently engaged in significant leadership roles that enhance the link between educators, students of all ages, and agriculture.
International - Graduates who have been or are currently engaged in significant leadership roles that impact international agriculture, humanitarian efforts, or other activities that strengthen the state's international agriculture relationships.
Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship - Graduates who have or are currently engaged in significant leadership roles in areas that serve to enhance our environment and natural resources.
CALF is seeking nominations for the 2014 Profiles in Leadership Award. Nominations are due by Friday, May 23.
The recipients will be announced in the summer and the awards will be presented in conjunction with the Class 45 inaugural ceremony on Oct. 16 at Fresno State.