ALP Program

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.


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Looking for training to enhance your  leadership performance in the work place, with your employees, or in organizations you serve?  Leadering Essentials provides you an opportunity to gain new skills or to amplify what you already know to improve your success.  Attend  one or more of these essential leadership skill training programs, led by expert consultants and facilitators trained in the respective subject matter area, and realize the benefit of more effective leadership performance.  Each program provides  action packed interactive learning that can be applied immediately to the work place and to community involvement.   The programs are directed to individuals engaged in  the agriculture and related industries, however, the learning is not industry specific.

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Thought Leaders

2023 Thought Leaders Programs provide

A dynamic lineup of POWERHOUSE leaders

elevating Indiana Agriculture to the National and the International Stage.  

There is more discussion about ‘global agriculture and food production’ than ever before. Agriculture is a global system, a complicated symbiotic ecosystem, that requires collaboration of  national, state, and local entities.

Indiana’s agricultural industry is robust and that didn’t happen by chance.

Why is Indiana so strong? We think it is the leadership at all levels of this system. Home grown leaders who are respected for seeking stakeholder input and for making the best decisions. Leaders who work to advance  agriculture not only in Indiana but across the globe.

The 2023 Thought Leaders series will feature a few of the POWERHOUSE leaders setting Indiana apart. 

You will want to attend each of the following luncheon programs. Each program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with an insightful presentation. Immediately following enjoy lunch, networking, and table dialogue with your fellow colleagues. The program will close with a wrap up Q & A session with the presenter(s). 

All programs will conclude no later than 1 p.m.

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AgrIInstitue | P.O Box 249 | 72  W Main St  | Danville, IN | 46122 | 317-745-0947

"The AG Leadership Program is all about people. The most valuable piece of the program is the connections you make with your classmates. The people that I learned from locally, nationally and internationally were incredible."

Don Lamb

State Director, Indiana Department of Agriculture
Vice President, Lamb Farms

"We firmly believe that the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program is a valuable, life-changing experience for participants and a sound investment for those interested in promoting ag and rural leadership in the Hoosier state and beyond, but don’t take our word for it. Please read what our ALP class graduates and supporters say about the program."

Tom Daughterty
ALP Class 4 Agriculture Educator

Amboy, Indiana

"As I reflect on the effect ALP had on my career and life, the list is enormous. The network, the contacts, and the leadership skills you receive are only the short list of what one receives. I became more proactive in looking at programs. I was one of two selected from Indiana to be a part of the Toyota Teacher Exchange program to Japan. Having a toolbox filled with leadership skills helps in problem solving, community involvement and servant – learning."

Kenda Resler Friend ALP Class 11, KFRpr, Indianapolis, IN

"Three words come to mind when I think of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program and those are network, awareness and empowerment. The people that I have been able to meet have really made an impression on me andI’m proud to work in an industry where there are so many bright and talented individuals. I have learned a lot about agriculture in Indiana, but also how it relates to a national and global level. Most of all, I have seen that being involved and active as a representative of this industry does make a difference."

Courtney Knupp, ALP Class 15