- Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Kentucky, and be involved in some
phase of agriculture. At least 25 percent of the participants must be tobacco-dependent (received a Phase II
or a tobacco buyout check) as required by the Kentucky Ag Development Board. There are no specific educational
- Nomination Process
- Candidates may be nominated by county extension agents, farm organizations, trade
associations, alumni of previous leadership programs, other interested individuals, or be self-nominated.
All nominations should be submitted through the Program Director's office. Nomination forms will be available online.
Nominees will be
informed of the application process. Applicants and their spouses (where applicable) will have a personal interview
as part of the final selection process.
- Application Process
- All applicants must complete a packet which consists of the Program Application Form,
a Spouse Supporting Application Form (if applicable), an Employer Supporting Application Form (if applicable),
three individuals (non-family members) to complete the Recommendation Form, and sign a
Participant Commitment Form.