“This event is important because the students who benefit from the scholarships are important,” said Rebecca Bailey, senior specialist in industry relations for the Almond Board. “These current ag students are the future leaders of the California ag industry and within their local communities. College is expensive, so being able to support students as they pursue higher education will help to ease financial and stress-related burdens.”
The golf tournament is one of the high points on the calendar each year for the leadership class, which seeks to engage members of the almond community in creating a culture of lifelong leadership development, networking, education and service.
“The program aims to equip participants with the knowledge and connections to serve in leadership roles within the industry, whether that be within ABC or local organizations, like their county farm bureau or water board,” Bailey explained.
Applications for the 2024 Leadership Program will begin to be accepted in October. Participants sign up for one year. For more information, email Rebecca Bailey at email@example.com.