"One thing I really cherish about the class is seeing the ag industry through the eyes of other young leaders in various parts of the industry," said April Roe Porter of Wm.
G. Roe & Sons
"I know a lot about citrus and blueberry growing and marketing - but not a lot about the crop science, tomato packer community relations, or the long-term impact on our water supply.
It's great to learn about these issues and hear a range of reactions and implications based on which segment of the ag industry we're all involved in. It's nice to have such an open and outspoken group that enjoys debating and discussing these important issues," Porter
, the class will get a firsthand look at production out in the field
Applications for the next Emerging Leader Development Program will be available in April