Dairy Leader Program accepting applications until March 19
Feb. 12, 2010 - - The deadline is March 19 to apply for Western United
Dairymenís highly successful California Dairy Leader Program. Designed to train
the next generation of Californiaís dairy leaders, the program consists of
several sessions devoted to developing a better understanding of the economic,
legislative, marketing, and environmental issues facing the industry. For
application forms, go to
The year-long program kicks off in the spring with the first session devoted to marketing and promotion, and an opportunity to develop public relations skills. Succeeding sessions will cover the political legislative process in both Sacramento and Washington DC, the wide range of environmental issues facing the dairy industry, and dairy pricing and economics. Participants will have the chance to develop and enhance their leadership skills with a focus on communication, business etiquette, negotiation skills, and time management. The first session also offers a team building workshop. Instruction will be provided by recognized experts in each area of study.
Eligible participants must be actively involved in milk production and able to spend the necessary time in class. They will also need to be able to commit to visits to locations such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Modesto and Washington DC. Class IX enrollment will be limited to ensure plenty of one-on-one instruction. The program enrollment fee of $750 should be submitted with the application form and letters of recommendation. Further information is available by contacting Western United Dairymen at (209) 527-6453 or your local WUD field representative.