FFVA seeks applicants for young leadership program

04/01/2013 07:49:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s Emerging Leader Development Program is seeking nominations from individuals age 25-40 for its third annual session.

Producers or trade members of FFVA may nominate someone within their organizations or families to participate. Applicants also must be working in or pursuing a career in the Florida specialty crop industry.

The program’s goal is to prepare young leaders so they can improve the sustainability and economic viability of specialty crop agriculture, according to a news release.

A class of up to 12 members will be selected for the one-year program, which includes a trip to Tallahassee, meeting with FFVA staff members and tours of specialty crop production areas.

View the complete itinerary by clicking www.ffva.com.

The deadline to apply is May 1. 

For more information or an application, contact program director Sonia Tighe at sonia.tighe@ffva.com.

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