Ag Leadership Program

California Agricultural Leadership Program

A premier leadership development program. The most respected and longest-running of its kind.

Mission: Growing leaders who make a difference.

Vision: Leaders united to strengthen California agriculture and sustainably supply the world.

Farmers and ranchers in our highly urbanized state depend on skilled and passionate leaders who can be effective advocates for issues facing agriculture, our communities, the state and nation. For over 50 years, the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) has provided an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders.

Become a stronger and better leader with new skills and strategic ideas.

Over the course of an intensive 17-month program, you will be immersed in numerous topics, including leadership theory, strategic agility, effective communication, motivation, critical thinking, change management, emotional intelligence and other skills that contribute to improved performance, and immersion into complex social and cultural issues.

Through a balance of dynamic classroom presentations, case studies, experiential learning opportunities, individualized coaching and selected readings, you will acquire tools to enhance your leadership skills and contribute to the long-term success of your farms, ranches, allied businesses and organizations.

Become an influential agricultural professional.

Program graduates are part of an influential network of agricultural professionals who help their companies, organizations and communities meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Better communication and enhanced critical thinking skills, combined with a broader perspective, help graduates guide others to creative solutions. Having the confidence to step up and engage diverse groups in discussions about critical issues facing agriculture is one of many outputs of the Ag Leadership Program.

As one of the over 1,300 alumni – growers, farmers, ranchers and other individuals working in allied businesses – you will be part of a powerful network that serves to keep farming and ranching a viable and important part of our state’s economy.