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51st Ag Leadership Class Selected

MONTEREY, Sept. 16, 2021 – Twenty-four individuals have been selected for Class 51 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders. The new fellows will be inaugurated into the program on Oct. 14 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. Through dynamic seminars during an intensive 17-month program, fellows will study leadership […]

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Ag Leadership Foundation Gets New Monterey Office Location

New Address: 80 Garden Court, Suite 270 Monterey, CA 93940 In order to help us realize strategic priorities, improve access, teamwork and effectiveness and be more accessible to our alumni and stakeholders, we have moved our foundation office to Monterey. The change will give us more space to collaborate, the ability to host meetings and […]

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Promotions & New Roles Announced to Support Strategic Plan

With the adoption of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s 2021 strategic plan, which includes updated mission, vision and values, plus the identification of five critical priorities and associated performance indicators, the foundation has made the following promotions, role updates and additions to staff effective July 1. Judy Sparacino has been promoted to programs manager. Judy […]

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CALF Announces Interim Co-Directors of Education

SALINAS, April 27, 2021 – It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Peggy Perry (9) and Dr. Robert Flores have been named interim co-directors of education for the California Ag Leadership Foundation (CALF). With more than 50 years combined engagement on the Education Team, Perry and Flores bring substantial experience, program awareness and mentoring […]

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CALF Director of Education to Depart Foundation

SALINAS, April 13, 2021 – Shelli Hendricks, the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) director of education, has resigned from her position with the foundation effective April 30. Hendricks has served CALF for more than two years, working directly with classes 48-50, and collaborating with the Education Team to navigate continued seminars and contingency planning throughout […]

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Applications Available for CA Ag Leadership Program’s Class 51

SALINAS, Jan. 25, 2021 – Applications are now being accepted for Class 51 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). Applicants should be mid-career growers, farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals and/or individuals working in allied businesses and organizations who are emerging leaders in agriculture. The Ag Leadership Program, operated by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), is considered […]

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Ag Leadership Announces 2020 Profiles in Leadership Awardees

SALINAS, Nov. 12, 2020 – The California Ag Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) Profiles in Leadership Award, which recognizes Ag Leadership Program alumni for their leadership actions resulting in the betterment of industry, community, business, government, education and/or the environment, was awarded to Craig (5) and Sara Jane Underwood, Holly King (24) and Rich Peterson (25). “We could not be […]

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California Ag Leadership Foundation Announces New Leadership

SALINAS, Sept. 29, 2020 – The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) has announced the hiring of two individuals to its leadership team, Dwight Ferguson and Abby Taylor-Silva, to lead the organization which operates one of the foremost leadership development experiences in the United States, the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). “I am excited to announce that we are […]

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California Ag Leadership Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

May 2020  Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Ag Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) board of directors has made the following decisions. It is the opinion of the board of directors that current events dictate that these decisions are necessary and prudent. The staff and leadership of the foundation are committed and […]

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50th Class Selected for California Agricultural Leadership Program

SALINAS, Sept. 4, 2019 – Twenty-four individuals have been selected for Class 50 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders. The new fellows will be inaugurated into the program on Oct. 10 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The program, which inaugurated its first class in 1970, will celebrate its 50th […]

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