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July 9, 2020--The presentation from May 29 is no longer available. The recording was posted for  a limited time, and we thank Trey Hill for allowing us to record and share the presentation.

May 29, 2020-- For a limited time, the video recording of the presentation and virtual farm tour by Trey Hill and Michael Legg (LEAD Class IX) is available.

Presenting: Trey Hill, Sustainability and Innovatin at Harborview Farms

Thank you to Trey Hill and Michael Legg and the team at Harborview Farms.  Thank you to the LEAD Maryland Alumni Committee for hosting the presentation.



    Update as of May 2020: The application for the next class, LEAD Class XII is now one year later, due to the COVID-19 closures and cancellations.  Applications for Class XII will now be available June 1 of 2021, and applications will be due October 1 of 2021.   Class XII will participate in 2022-23. This delay allows Class XI Fellows the needed time to complete their Fellowships, and this new schedule will provide the best program possible for Class XII.

    About the Program:

    The LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program increases the numbers and capacity of leaders serving agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

    The LEAD Program awards a two-year fellowship to selected participants, creating classes of 20-25 emerging leaders.  The LEAD Fellowship curriculum focuses on providing 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 to shape public policy.

    The LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program is provided through a collaborative effort.  The LEAD Maryland Foundation and the University of Maryland Extension and many other organizations, businesses, and individuals work to plan, implement, evaluate, and fund the Fellowship Program and its activities. Fellows also pay a participation fee. Thank you to all LEAD Program partners, funders, participants, and volunteers.

    The University of Maryland Extension designated the LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program as an Extension Signature Program in 2019. 

    What once began as an idea of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has become a network of leadership programs around the nation and at international locations as well.  See this link to a W.K. Kellogg Foundation brochure from the early years of LEAD Maryland (2000).

    Below are images from Class X seminars. Images credit: Remsberg, Inc.



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