FFVA seeks applicants for young leader program

04/02/2012 10:08:00 AM
Citrus + Vegetable Staff

FFVA logoThe Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Maitland, is seeking applicants for its second Emerging Leader Development Program.

Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 and from within members' organizations or families, according to a news release.

They also must be working or pursuing a career in Florida's specialty crop industry.

The program is designed to:

• Provide potential leaders with the knowledge about many agricultural issues.
• Prepare young leaders so they improve specialty crop agriculture.
• Improve the grassroots engagement and involvement in FFVA and other industry organizations.

Travel includes trips to Tallahassee, seminars by FFVA staff members and other industry experts, and visits to specialty crop production areas.

A class of eight to 10 will be chosen.

Applications are available through FFVA and must be completed by May 4.

For more information, contact program director Sonia Tighe at (813) 975-8377.

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