Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program now taking applicants

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RBC I The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is accepting applications from emerging leaders looking to further develop both their skills and their commitment to the future of Colorado’s agricultural and rural communities.

Participants in the program travel the state learning about agriculture, while honing their personal leadership skills. As a culmination to the two-year program, the group also participates in an international trip to learn about agriculture in a foreign country and trade between that country and the U.S.
Sept. 30 is the deadline to apply for the next CALP class, which will consist of 12 seminars, running from February 2017 through February 2019.
Applications can be downloaded at
Throughout the state’s history, agricultural and rural people have significantly contributed to Colorado’s tapestry, and CALP strives to enrich this culture through a hands-on, interactive program dedicated to producing graduates with the vision and commitment to lead change and ensure the sustainability of Colorado’s agricultural economy and rural communities.
CALP aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado’s diverse population by developing leaders in areas such as communication and technology, social issues and cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.
CALP and its supporters recruit enthusiastic Coloradans who are recognized as emerging leaders and are directly involved in ag, agribusiness, rural industries, rural communities or natural resource management.
Individuals may be in the early or middle phase of their leadership careers, and looking for that next level of training or experience.
Those interested can learn more at, or can contact Cathy Calderwood at or at 303-547-5963.