For NJALDP Class 9, we have developed a new curriculum with a greater focus on national and regional issues versus the inclusion of an international study travel included in previous classes. This new curriculum will include additional travel to Washington, DC and will pay close attention to the 2012 Farm Bill in addition to the many areas described below. We expect the new curriculum will help further our mission of developing informed agriculturalists who are prepared to represent and lead the industry in the future.
NJALDP’s purpose is to provide educational programming for individuals involved in farming and agribusiness to become informed, articulate leaders. NJALDP provides leadership development opportunities designed specifically for farmers and others in New Jersey ag-related businesses. As a result of participating in NJALDP participants will:
business management skills
an extensive agricultural network throughout the State
interpersonal communication skills
public speaking skills
analytical and decision making skills
skills in conflict resolution and negotiation
- • Enhance understanding of the NJ agricultural infrastructure, state & federal government, agricultural economics, and effects of globalism on agriculture and U.S. economy
Develop a cadre of articulate knowledgeable skilled leaders who encourage positive action on key issues, policy and economics to advance NJ’s agricultural industry.
As a result of participating in NJALDP Graduates will:
- Be recognized as skilled leaders
- Be more effective managers of their business
- Understand key emerging issues & their impact on their business and the industry
- Be actively and positively engaged in the New Jersey ag community
(Monmouth County) and Jay Canzonier (Atlantic County)
growth at Genesis Farms,
an organic community
supported agriculture farm in Warren County.
NJALDP Class IX is designed as a two-year program in which participants meet for 12-14 seminars studying the key agriculture and core leadership topics with the total meetings dates not exceed 45 days.
Seminar schedule will include:
- Ten ‘in-state’ residential seminars (2-3days each) meeting throughout NJ
- Two travel seminars to Washington DC
- Additional 1-2 meetings to adjacent States to examine regional topics
Class IX will include a Community Service project to provide practical application of their leadership skills.
Secretary Anne Veneman and members of NJALDP Class IV during the Washington
Speakers include key leaders and subject matter experts and group discussions to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of critical issues for today's agricultural leaders. Seminar topics include leadership, communications skills, economics and policy, government, environment, agricultural organizations and agencies, urban/suburban relations and environmental issues affecting agriculture, such as water, land use and energy.
On-site tours and studies of agriculturally-related businesses and industries which enable participants to discover first-hand the problems, issues and solutions in agricultural production, marketing, and financing.
Meetings with leaders of government and business complement seminars on local, state and national issues. NJALDP participants meet in Trenton and Washington, D.C. for direct exposure to the various political and economic conditions impacting agriculture.
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