Our Mission: To develop a cadre of articulate, knowledgeable, skilled leaders who encourage positive action on key issues, policy and economics to advance New Jersey's agricultural industry
The purpose of the NJ Agricultural Leadership Development Program (NJALDP) is to provide educational programming for individuals involved in farming and agribusiness, guiding them to become informed, articulate leaders. Every few years, we invite a new class of students to join the program, taking the first step to becoming the leaders of tomorrow!
The two-year program, hosted in collaboration with Rutgers University, consists of ten residential seminars in NJ (2-3 days each) and two out-of-state trips. Participants learn from experts in their fields, meet with government and business leaders at every level, and take field trips for a first-hand view of the issues at hand. Throughout the process, we provide opportunities for participants to hone their own leadership skills. In particular, the curriculum is designed to:
By the end of the NJALDP program, graduates will:
Congratulations to our Class 10 graduates!
Comments from the Class:
“The more we stick together in the agricultural community, the more we will be able to succeed and inform people of the real issues affecting farms.”
“My experience in the leadership class is highlighted by the people I met and the networks I have created.”
“I needed to find my voice and I think this program helped me do just that.”