University of Maryland Extension

Application Open: Seeking 25 New Leaders

Photo: LEAD Class IX, April 2016, Baltimore Seminar
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 (All day) to Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 (All day)
LEAD Maryland Program

Reminder: Through October 1, 2018, the LEAD Program is seeking applications for the next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at . Completed applications are due October 1, 2018. The next class of LEAD Fellows, Class XI, will participate 2019-20. 

The LEAD Maryland Foundation (LEAD) awards a two-year fellowship to selected participants, creating classes of up to 25 emerging leaders. The LEAD Fellowship curriculum focuses on proving public issues education, skills building, leadership development and personal growth. Through program participation, Fellows become more equipped to solve problems, identify resources, engage and educate others, lead communities, and shape public policy.

LEAD Fellows represent a diversity of people with activities or interests in production agriculture, rural and urban farms, natural resources, forestry, aquaculture, the environment, food processing, food sourcing, food marking and distribution, rural communities, rural services and development, land use and conservation.  Fellows may have other roles in business, sales and services, communications, education, policy, science, law, nonprofits, and others within or serving agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

The LEAD Program is a program of the University of Maryland Extension in partnership with the LEAD Maryland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and developing leadership to serve Maryland’s agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. For more information, please contact the LEAD Program office at 410-827-8056 or .

Susan R. Harrison
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