The Leadership Program is an intensive learning experience. It provides a balance between learning and practicing as it encourages application of the ideas outside of the session. The program is designed to help leaders in the beef industry become more aware of all segments of the industry, make informed decisions on agricultural policy and public issues, and represent the beef industry to the public by becoming active at the local, state, and national levels.

Develop and improve leadership/ communication skills
Understand the structure and organization of the entire beef industry
Build an understanding of the socio-economic and political systems affecting the various aspects of the beef industry
Develop a better understanding of people - ourselves, our fellow citizens, our environment, and our personal and group's aspirations
Analyze complex problems facing the people, beef industry, agricultural systems, and rural areas
Enhance the ability to provide leadership in the resolution of these issues
Establish a basis for lifelong development by stimulating a desire for Independent study and learning
2 Year Program
6 Sessions
All Sessions are 3 Days Long
4 In-State Sessions and 2 Out of State Sessions
Welcome Participants from all over Kentucky
Tentative dates and locations for Class VII:
      Session 1: July 23-25, 2013 – Louisville, KY
      Session 2: November 12-14, 2013 – Lexington, KY
      Session 3: February 18-20, 2014 – Frankfort, KY
      Session 4: May 13-15, 2014 – Bowling Green, KY
      Session 5: July 15-17, 2014 – Denver, CO
      Session 6: October 14-16, 2014 – Washington, DC
2013-2014 Leadership Class
Amy Cecil, Casey Shaff, Casey Story, Chad Sullivan, Chris McBurney, Dan Miller, Daniel Hayden, Jade Sadler, Joe Banister, Josh Lakes, Kimberly Poe, Kirk Cecil, Leanna Jackson, Matt Medley, Paul Redmon, Shirley Ogden, Spencer Guinn, Steve Dunning, Taylor Smith, Traci Missun