Advancing Georgia's Leaders
Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) educates, empowers, and connects today’s professionals in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, and allied sectors to be dynamic industry leaders. Individuals within AGL become more effect spokespeople for their industries, establish strong allegiances across the state and nation, and further develop their leadership skills. AGL is designed as an 18-month program that includes an optional, six-day international experience. The in-state curriculum takes place in 18 days and is designed with over 90 interactive sessions that include: over 150 expert industry speakers, field experiences, personality assessments, and soft-skills training.
AGL aims to:
- Educate individuals on the U.S. and international political, social and economic systems to be able to analyze and solve complex issues related to people, technology, agriculture and the environment and to create a basis for lifelong learning.
- Empower leaders with the confidence necessary to become more effective advocates to ensure positive actions for Georgia's agriculture and natural resources industries.
- Connect diverse groups of leaders across the state and nation to collaborate on issues impacting Georgia's agriculture and natural resources industries directly and indirectly.
Participants build professional capital while enhancing their leadership skills and deepening their understanding of political and agricultural systems along with emerging industry issues and trends. Curriculum and programmatic outlines for the upcoming class include a strong network of personal and professional development experiences along with an international component.
Nominations are currently closed for the 2015 Class. To apply for the 2017 Class, you must be nominated by someone in agriculture, forestry, or supporting industries. Nominations will reopen January 1 - March 31, 2017. After nominations are received and reviewed, applications will be sent to qualifying nominees.
AGL is a product of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia.
After two years of learning about Georgia's largest industry and developing leadership skills, the second class of Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry program have graduated.