TEXAS - LEADERSHIP, ACTIVISM, NETWORKING AND DEVELOPMENT (LAND) PROGRA

Leadership. Activism. Networking. Development. Those four words are the four corners on which the program was built. LAND is a weekend-long commitment for young farm couples in Texas. Participants include those who have recently returned to the farm or have begun a new farm business, and are looking to expand their roles on and off the farm. Many of these individuals were previously very active in high school or collegiate programs such as 4-H and FFA focused on engaging youth in the industry. While many other state leadership programs exist, they target more mature farmers with existing leadership skills. LAND fills the void and reignites the excitement of being active in the industry beyond the farm. Not only is it a wonderful learning opportunity for these young farmers, it also allows them an all-expense paid weekend away from the stresses of the farm and family life.