The program consists of a series of classroom and travel seminars that require approximately 45 training days through a two-year period. The three-day seminars are generally held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in January, February, October and December. Travel seminars include trips in June to Washington, D.C., the first year and an agricultural tour within the continental United States the second year. An international trip completes the program at the end of the second year.
Seminars are core learning opportunities. Diverse seminar subjects reflect the challenges facing agriculture, forestry and natural resource leaders. They emphasize:
These subjects also arise in the travel seminars where they are studied within the context of different cultures, organizations and communities.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture