Cultivating Leaders for Agriculture

We provide professional development training for aspiring agricultural leaders in Wyoming

Founded in 1984, Wyoming Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)  is an adult education program designed to hone the skills for individuals who aspire to become leaders in agriculture and Wyoming communities.

Developing Future Agricultural Leaders
of Wyoming

Mission Statement

The Wyoming L.E.A.D. program develops highly motivated and well-informed rural leaders who will act forcefully, serve effectively, and speak articulately for agriculture and Wyoming communities.

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 "The Wyoming L.E.A.D. program has made me look at our own operation and really consider what I can do to create new opportunities for our ranch and enhance existing operations.”

— Sally Gray, CLASS 14

 “L.E.A.D. was life changing and opened my eyes to many new things and helped me have a stronger voice for the agricultural community. I learned more about the corporate world, international trade, as well as the importance of diverse contacts and the networking opportunities offered.” ​

— Aaron Clausen, CLASS 9

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Wyoming L.E.A.D. Class 16

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  • Kate Harlan, Kaycee
  • Olivia Sanchez, Cheyenne
  • Sadie Eckley, Thermopolis
  • Reba Sundseth, Douglas
  • Kaylee Burnett, Eden
  • Becky Podio, Newcastle
  • Sarah Lungren, Worland
  • Angie Long, Buffalo
  • Jeremiah Johnson, Albin
  • Sam Sandoz, Shawnee
  • Jackson Ramsay, Rock Springs
  • Trent Johnson, Rozet
  • Ryan Boner, Glenrock
  • Jeremiah Vardiman, Powell
  • Aaron Roberts, Cheyenne

Program Management

The Wyoming L.E.A.D. program is managed by a nonprofit organization, the Wyoming Agricultural Leadership Council (WALC). WALC administers the program and helps in raising funds. Class 16 has received some of its financial support from the Wyoming Legislature through the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

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Featured Sponsors

We are grateful to all our previous, current, and future sponsors who continue to support the L.E.A.D. program through sponsorships and donations. Class 16 Gold and Silver Sponsors that have contributed over $1,000 for Class 16 are listed below.  Contact the office to join this list of featured sponsors.