Nomination/Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Kentucky or Tennessee, be involved in some phase of agriculture, and be willing and able to commit around 50 days over the two-year period to participate in this premier leadership program.

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.

Class XI Schedule

May 1, 2015Nomination Announcement
June 15, 2015Nominations Due
July 15, 2015Applications Due
August 7, 2015Interview Candidate Selection
August 18-19, 2015Interviews
September 15, 2015Participant Selection
November 4-6, 2015Session 1

Nomination form is now available. Nominations accepted through June 15, 2015.

Application forms are now available. Application deadline is July 15, 2015.

The Application Forms

Applicants are strongly encouraged to print a hard copy for their own files.