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Apply for Wyoming L.E.A.D.

To be eligible for the program, participants must be a Wyoming resident for at least one year and be a minimum of 25 years old. Preference is given to applicants who are involved in agricultural production or an ag-related business.

A selection committee interviews eligible applicants and their spouses (if applicable) before the class begins. Up to 16 men and women are selected for each L.E.A.D. class.  Individual participants contribute a portion of the program costs through tuition and individual donations.

Class 17 is underway and they will graduate in November 2023.  Selection for the next Wyoming L.E.A.D. class will  begin in 2024.

TENTATIVE CLASS 17 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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  1. Orientation
    Sept. 22-23, 2022 - Lander
  2. Fundamentals of Communication
    Oct. 26-28, 2022 - Ucross
  3. Value-Added Agriculture
    Dec. 1-3, 2022 - Cody
  4. Ag, Energy & Natural Resource Policy
    Jan. 11-13, 2023 - Green River
  1. State Government
    Feb. 13-16, 2023 - Cheyenne
  2. Federal Government
    Mar. 27 - Apr. 1, 2023 - Washington, DC
  3. Tourism & Timber
    May 1-3, 2023 - Hulett
  4. Estate Planning & Family Relations
    June 22-24, 2023 - Thayne
  1. Marketing and Research
    Aug. 23-25, 2023 - Torrington
  2. Regional Study Tour
    Late Sept. 2023 (7–9 days) - TBD
  3. Implementation & Achievement
    Nov. 2-4, 2023 - Casper

CLASS 18 APPLICATIONS

Wyoming L.E.A.D. class 18 will likely  begin in the Fall of 2024, with recruiting set to begin in January 2024..

Qualified applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee and the final candidates chosen two months prior to the first seminar.