ALP Eligibility

Candidate Qualities

Each Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program Class will be limited to 30 participants. Applicants must be committed to furtherance of the agricultural industry and rural communities.

Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and potential as evidenced by community, political or organizational activities. An applicant’s character, reputation and personal life (as evidenced by references or by inquiry) must be of the highest quality, reflecting potential leadership capability. Although there are no specific academic requirements, applicants must be able to demonstrate potential to contribute meaningfully to seminar sessions and perform outside assignments as required throughout the two-year program.

Candidate Selection

Applicants are evaluated by an independent selection committee, which represents a cross section of ALP graduates, donors and supporters, on their ability to communicate (written and verbal) their reasons for wanting to participate in the program; their understanding of industry trends and issues; their ability to serve in leadership roles; and that the nature of their interest in leadership service expands beyond self-interest and narrow perspectives.

Full consideration will be given to all applicants, regardless of age, gender, race or occupation. Every effort will be made to select a class, based on the applicant pool, which is representative of the entire agricultural industry, its diversity and rural community interests. Applicants selected from the initial review will be invited to participate in a personal interview. And from this, the selection committee will make its final recommendations.

Candidate Expectations

Attendance is mandatory with the exception of extreme emergencies. All applicants must commit to 100% attendance at all scheduled seminars. An applicant who is not self-employed must have employer approval. Self-employed applicant must establish their ability to be away from their enterprise for all scheduled seminars.

Upcoming Events

Dec 03

Seminar 3

December 3 - December 5
Jan 14

Seminar 4

January 14, 2021 - January 16, 2021
Feb 21

Seminar 5

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021
Apr 08

Seminar 6

April 8, 2021 - April 10, 2021
Jul 08

Seminar 7

July 8, 2021 - July 10, 2021
Sep 09

Seminar 8

September 9, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Dec 02

Seminar 9

December 2, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Jan 06

Seminar 10

January 6, 2022 - January 8, 2022
Feb 20

Seminar 11

February 20, 2022 - March 6, 2022
Apr 21

Seminar 12

April 21, 2022 - April 23, 2022